"The Civilian's Guide to Lawyers helps clients (including individuals and businesses) understand the business and practical side of the law. In addition to basics like legal fees, we explain how legal ethics, selection, retention agreements, bar activities, litigation alternatives, and the like affect lawyers and clients. Other common topics include a practical explanation of current legal events and headlines, especially as they may inform clients. The audience includes lawyers as well as the client community."
Author: John Toothman is founder of the Devil's Advocate, a legal fee management and litigation consulting firm in Great Falls, Va., and is the co-author of Legal Fees: Law and Management.