Some attorneys have been using alternative fee arrangements for years while others have staunchly held on to the traditional billable hour model. In the face of the current pandemic, many in the billable hour camp have been forced to innovate and transform their practices to ensure they continue to attract and retain clients.

In this episode hosts Christine Bilbrey and Karla Eckardt talk with Jim Mullaney to discuss how he’s implemented alternative fee arrangements and other client-centered tools to build and grow his practice.

A. James Mullaney III is a Jacksonville mediator and attorney who has been handling family law cases exclusively for over 20 years. Mr. Mullaney is a member of The Florida Bar’s Solo & Small Firm and Family Law Sections. For more information about this episode’s guest visit

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