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Section Newsletter Articles on Fee Agreements

Fee agreement essentials By John T. Phipps General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, September 2009 With the adoption of the rule approving the sale of a solo practice, it became appropriate, especially for senior lawyers and solo practitioners, to insert a provision in fee agreements to cover what happens in the event of the unavailability of the attorney. Such a provision obtains the client’s consent to temporary substitution of an attorney and a limited confidentiality waiver.
Editor’s Column: Fee Agreement Essentials By John T. Phipps General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, May 2009 The author believes there needs to be a clause to address what happens on the unavailability of the attorney; a clause to deal with client expectations; and a clause that deals with the client’s fee expectations.
Client fee agreements: it’s time for a review By Carl R. Draper Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, January 2002 The past 12 months have seen three decisions from the appellate court that have provoked alarm, concern, and a review of law office practices concerning fee agreements with clients.