The list of questions you should be asking law firms you're considering hiring is long, complicated and ever changing. On any given day those questions may be strategic, pragmatic, or somewhere in between.
Sometimes, though, the most important question is one that you should be asking yourself: Is the firm overselling itself? Most likely the answer is yes.
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You also need to leverage your buying power by developing preferred provider networks. Even small companies can create a network. Just because you aren't going to be giving the firm mountains of work doesn't mean you shouldn't demand price breaks. You are the client and you need to articulate what is important to you. And if you aren't getting the answers you need, you have to make sure your firms know they have failed.