In 2013, a handful of large law firms started accepting payments in bitcoin. Today it’s more commonplace—lawyers understand cryptocurrency better. Ethics authorities have weighed in on accepting bitcoin payments. And digital-currency clients seeking legal representation wish to pay their fees this way.
“If I’m willing to accept it, it’s easier and in a lot of ways better for me, because I can get more rapid payment,” Carol Van Cleef, a Washington, D.C. lawyer who has represented cryptocurrency clients for a decade, told Legaltech News.