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What are Hard Costs and Soft Costs in Expense Categories?

Objective:

  • What are Hard and Soft costs are in Expense Categories?

Environment:

  • Clio Manage

Additional Information:

  • n/a

Answer:

Hard costs generally involve a third party Vendor for services, where a 'short term loan' may be extended to the client to pay for costs needed in the case

Examples: Court filling fees, witness fees, medical record expenses

Soft costs do not involve a third party vendor for a direct payment for services provided to your client

Examples: Photocopying costs, postage fees, legal research costs

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