Some lawyers don’t charge for consultations and some do. What’s best? If you don’t charge for consultations, you risk real losses for your time with no-shows. Too many no shows can hurt morale, and your profitability.Yet, sometimes you need to push traffic through the door.

Are you growing? Do you need more clients? I usually charge for consultations, but once I had more attorneys in the office, I let up a bit, and offered a few special deals for consultations. Here’s what happened to us.