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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Criminal Law Services
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Criminal Law Services?

What is the average price of Criminal Law Services?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Criminal Law Services. Our analysts provide a benchmark price and a price range based on key pricing factors to help you understand what you should be paying for this specific product or service. To see the average price for this and hundreds of other products and services, subscribe to ProcurementIQ.

Has the price of Criminal Law Services been rising or falling?

Analysts look at market data from the previous three years to determine an overall price trend. You can use the recent price trends to help you understand price volatility and plan your budget.

I’m not ready to purchase Criminal Law Services yet. Will I pay more if I wait too long?

We forecast the next three years of price movements by looking at factors likely to affect the market's supply chain, such as inputs, demand and competition. You can then use the price forecast to figure out the best time to purchase.

What other costs are associated with purchasing Criminal Law Services?

Our analysts calculate the total cost of ownership and assign a level of low, moderate or high, depending on things like customization, integration and installation. Use this information to budget for Criminal Law Services with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.

See how we display average pricing information, trends and market data.

Find the vendor to meet your needs

Where can I purchase ?

The top four vendors in the market have a combined market share of less than 30.0%, which indicates a low level of concentration and intense competition. According to ProcurementIQ estimates, about 59,800 firms provide criminal law services in the United States and the majority of these law groups are small... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Experience and Expertise

How long have you provided these products to your longest-tenured client?

What qualifications does your staff have and what measures do you take to keep those qualifications up to date?

What industry do you most commonly supply this product for?

To what extent will ordering multiple products from your firm allow me to save on costs?

What is your repeat business rate for businesses in my industry and how does that compare to your overall rates?

Supply Chain Risk

Over the past three years, what percentage of your revenue has been dedicated to raw input materials? How has that changed?

Has the availability of raw materials tightened due to the coronavirus outbreak?

Over the past three years, what percentage of your revenue has been dedicated to labor?

How have fluctuations in input prices affected the prices of your products during the past three years?

How do you mitigate sudden price increases in raw materials?

When input prices rise, how much of the cost is absorbed by you and how much is passed onto buyers?

How, if at all, has your supply chain been affected by import tariffs levied in 2018?


How do you manage regulatory change? Do you have regulation advisers or methods to track regulation?

How have changing regulations influenced your pricing now and how will the changes affect prices over the life our proposed agreement?

What ongoing training procedures do you provide for your staff?

Have you ever been found to be noncompliant with regulatory frameworks?

Amid widespread health concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic, what contingency plans are in place to mitigate risk to your clients and employees? Do you offer clients any flexible exceptions, such as contract suspensions?


How long has the firm been in business?

Can you provide a list of previous cases similar to ours, along with their outcomes?

In what jurisdictions is the firm authorized to practice?

Do the firm and its employees have experience in the specific state in which my company has been indicted?

Can you supply the lead attorney's resume and background? Can you supply other key personnel's resumes and backgrounds?

Can you provide a list of client references?

Scope of Services

How many attorneys work within your practice?

How many paralegals work within your practice?

What types of law does the firm specialize in?

Do you have satellite locations? If so, what are their areas of expertise?

What other areas of the law does your firm provide services for?

Do you offer preferred rates if we purchase more than one service from your firm?

Rate Structures

Do you charge hourly rates or flat fees?

What percentage of the total case cost is the typical retainer?

What is the cost of a consultation? Is this cost applied to the case cost if we sign a contract with you?

Do you offer lower-rate advice or services via a paralegal?

How do you calculate each case's price? What factors are weighted the most heavily?

How do you proceed if the initial time estimate was over or under the actual time of the case?


What are the hours of availability of our lead attorney? Of other key personnel?

What is the typical policy for returning phone calls?

We are interested in arranging a regular in-person meeting. Can you please provide your availability?

Do you provide us with the cell phone number of our lead attorney?

How do we get in touch with the lead attorney in case of an emergency or time sensitive information?

How is electronic and written communication treated? Is everything off the record?

Conflict of Interest

Have any of your staff members ever worked with the opposing party?

Are any of your staff members related to or have any connection to the opposing party?

If there is a history of connection, when is the last time the two parties communicated?

What has been the nature of communications between your staff members and the opposing party?

Have any of your staff members ever provided any professional or legal advice to the opposition? If so, what are the details of this engagement?


How do you hire and retain your staff?

What is the average tenure of your staff? What are the shortest and longest tenures of currently employed professionals?

How do you mitigate the risks of employee turnover?

How do you attract and retain clients?

What is the average length of client relationships?

What is the length of your longest client relationship?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should specify their total budget for the service.

Buyers should state their preference for a pricing model (e.g. fixed price, fixed time and materials).

Buyers should reference the Benchmark Price and Total Cost of Ownership sections of this report for assistance in creating a budget.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should prioritize law firms that are located nearby to reduce lead times.

Buyers should ask for a list of references from current and former clients.

Buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report for key criteria to consider when evaluating providers.

Project Schedule

Buyers need to indicate the date when proposals are due.

Buyers should indicate the date by which the service must commence.

Buyers should specify the desired contract length and the potential for contract renewals, if pertinent.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

Supply chain risk for criminal law services is moderate. Criminal law firms mainly rely on technological inputs, such as computers, which allow for the timely, accurate and efficient processing of the paperwork required for preparing cases. First tier suppliers of computers, office supplies and office furniture are exposed to low... Subscribe to learn more.