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Revised California Sample Fee Agreement Forms Out for Public Comment

Posted by David Carr | Mar 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

The State Bar of California is seeking public comment on proposed revisions to the sample fee agreement forms.  The forms have been revised to conform to new California Rules of Professional Conduct that became effective on November 1, 2018.  Included are changes addressing new Rule 1.15 regarding deposit of advanced fees into trust and flat fees, new Rule 1.5.1 on fee splitting between lawyers and a form addressing mediation confidentiality unde new Evidence Code section  1129(a), required when representing a client in mediation.

Drafting an appropriate fee agreement should not be a casual exercise but one given a lot of thought.  The State Bar form fee agreements offer a place to start and the revised versions will continue to do so, even if modified after public comment.

Deadline

May 1, 2019

Direct comments to

Isabel Liou

Office of Professional Competence, Mandatory Fee Arbitration Program

180 Howard Street

San Francisco, CA 94105

Phone: 415-538-2020

Email: [email protected]

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Biography David C. Carr ~ Ethics Lawyer   David C. Carr, an attorney in private practice in San Diego, California, specializes in ethics advice to lawyers, California State Bar discipline defense, and attorney licensing.

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