If you don’t choose your law firm for its copier, why does your law firm charge you for copies?

Many years ago, when I was with a larger firm, a client told me, “I don’t mind paying your fees, but why do you charge me for copying and postage?”  I took his comment to heart.  Since the original Alterman Law Office opened in 2006 we haven’t charged clients for ordinary copying and postage.  (We do pass through the cost of large outside copying jobs and certified mail.)  It’s our policy to this day, and it inspired this sedate yet slightly edgy advertisement.