The legal profession is ripe for disruption and the subscription model is starting to make waves. Clients will know what they are paying an attorney and what they get in return before legal services are provided. Attorneys will be incentivized to modernize their practice to make it more efficient allowing them to scale their business and earn more than with the billable hour while making per-client fees more affordable. Learn why you need to use the subscription model for your practice, the technology behind how to do it, and different iterations of how to adapt the model with ethical considerations in mind.
Key topics to be discussed:
The benefits of a subscription-based model (regular, predictable payments and creation of an ongoing relationship with clients)
What type of technology to use to implement a subscription system
How to develop a subscription-based program tailored for your clients
Applicable bar rules governing subscription billing
Date: May 19, 2023
Mathew Kerbis | Subscription Attorney LLC
Mathew Kerbis is The Subscription Attorney. He’s on a mission to get more attorneys to adopt the subscription model and abandon the billable hour. He founded the law firm Subscription Attorney LLC in 2022 after working for private practice law firms for nine years. It’s a modern law firm offering subscriptions starting at $19.99/month. Kerbis realized the subscription model could revolutionize the legal profession, so he launched the podcast Law Subscribed to help the rest of the legal profession make the same choice. Kerbis was a 2023 ABA TECHSHOW speaker on the subscription model for legal services and law in the metaverse. He has also presented on the subscription model to Stanford’s CodeX online community.
Kerbis has served as an American Bar Association leader for over a decade, where he has chaired boards, advocated for legal education reform, interviewed ABA Presidents and State Appellate and Supreme Court Justices, and lobbied Congress. He also volunteers on the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System’s Foundations Advisory Committee, the Deerfield Park Foundation Board, and Deerfield Family Theater Board. He was also a speaker for the 2021 Metaverse Safety Week (formerly XR Safety Week). As a law student, Kerbis served as an extern for the Honorable Justice Robert E. Gordon of the Illinois Appellate Court, First District.