The price is right: Nico Valderrama clarifies the issue of professional rate
Atty. Nico Valderrama explains why there is no such thing as free lunch in this profession. The abogado said that future clients should always take note of these guidelines.
If you ask a lawyer-friend about his/her rates, presume what he/she gives you is a reasonable estimate for his/her efforts. You are free to ask for (but not entitled to) a discount. Marami pang libre sa mundo pero hindi ang pinagpapaguran at ikinakabuhay ng tao.
— Nico B. Valderrama (@nbvneverquits) July 27, 2018
Valderrama said that availing an abogado’s service will not come cheap. The abogado said that the rates given are based on the effort he or she will put in to handle the case.
The abogado also said that a prospective client can even ask for a discount if allowed. He wrote, “Marami pang libre sa mundo pero hindi ang pinagpapaguran at ikinakabuhay ng tao.”