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Financial Assistance to Client



Family Law Practice

Assistant state attorney representing in divorce husband against whom state attorney has brought support proceedings 66-13
Communications with opposing party
77-5
Contempt proceedings to enforce court-awarded fee
65-8
Contingent fees
87-3
Continuing to represent wife in post-dissolution proceedings after husband joins group represented by partner
85-1
Duty to continue representation to pursue post-judgment remedies
77-5
Fees
Intermediary in private adoption 85-2
Lawyer's wife testifying on behalf of client on child custody
61-31
Post-judgment
Preparing answer for signature of opposing, unrepresented spouse 66-8
Private adoptions
68-31, 85-2
Reducing to writing terms of property settlement agreement reached between client and unrepresented spouse
66-8
Representing
Settlement agreements 66-8, 79-7, 79-7 REC
Subordinating right to enforce fee award to needs of client
65-8
Switching sides in divorce action
60-9
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Fees and Costs

Accounts receivable assigned to corporation owned by law firm 95-3
Account receivable representing fees assigned to third party
72-43
Advances to clients. See
Financial Assistance to Clients .
Applying funds received on behalf of client
Assignment of Awards 60-33, 67-1, 70-56, 73-6, 87-3, 87-8
Barter exchange 84-2

Billing nonlawyer time separately to client 75-29, Consol. 76-33 & 76-38, 07-2
Charging lien. See
Liens .
Collection
Condemnation cases Contempt proceedings to enforce court-awarded fee 65-8, 88-1
Contingent fees
Costs and Expenses Credit card plans 76-37
Credit reporting service used when fees delinquent
90-2
Criminal cases
Delinquent fees Discharged attorneys Division of fees File withheld by discharged attorney when costs not reimbursed 71-57, 88-11, 88-11 Rec.
Filing suit to resolve fee dispute with insurance carrier
61-33
Flat fees
Payment for services as well as costs, deposit into trust account 93-2
In-house counsel
Interest charged on fees and costs 68-21, 8-61, 70-12, 71-26, 86-2
Legal aid lawyer requesting court-awarded fee
73-6
Legal fee insurance company owned by lawyers
73-17
Liens. See
Liens .
Nonlawyer staff's time billed separately
75-29, Consol. 76-33 & 76-38
Nonrefundable fee
93-2
Note for fee bearing interest
68-61
Of Counsel, division of fee with
94-7, 00-1
Outsourcing
07-2
Probate fee set in client's will 64-15
Promissory note and mortgage taken to secure fee
68-61, 70-12
Referral fees
Retainers Retaining lien. See Liens .
Secretarial services charged to client separately
75-29
Services provided for nominal fee to savings and loan in return for receiving title examination work
64-58
Set fee per case to defend insured
98-2
Space-sharing lawyers executing affidavits for each other as to reasonable attorney fees
77-3
Suing client to recover fee
84-4, 88-1
Third-party compensation
Time of nonlawyer billed separately to client 75-29, Consol. 76-33 & 76-38, 07-2
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Files

Cost of copying file 88-11 Rec., 00-3
Disposition
Electronic records 06-1
How long to keep 63-3, 81-8
Property of lawyer rather than client
88-11, 88-11 Rec.
Retaining liens
71-57, 88-11, 88-11 Rec.
Technology, use of 10-2
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Financial Assistance to Client

Agreement to be unconditionally responsible for client's litigation costs 96-1
Agreement to pay fees and costs asssessed to client
96-3
Expert witness fees
67-44, 72-27
Fund financed by contributions from attorneys to provide loans secured by assignment of accident claims
61-29, 68-15
Helping real estate clients obtain loans
64-77
Indemnifying bond company for losses not reimbursed by client
70-8
Legal services financing plan sponsored by county bar and financial institutions
67-46
Living expenses


[Revised: 07-08-2013]