RETAINER AGREEMENT.docx - AGREEMENT TO EMPLOY ATTORNEY This AGREEMENT TO EMPLOY ATTORNEY is entered into between(Client and THE LAW FIRM OF TEAM

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AGREEMENT TO EMPLOY ATTORNEY This AGREEMENT TO EMPLOY ATTORNEY is entered into between (Client), and THE LAWFIRM OF TEAM C (“Attorney”). 1. CONDITIONS. This agreement will not take effect, and Attorney will have no obligation to provide legal services, until Client returns a signed copy of this Agreement and pays the deposit called for under paragraph three. 2. SCOPE AND DUTIES. Client hires Attorney for the purpose of: Attorney shall provide those legal services reasonably required to represent Client, and shall take reasonable steps to keep Client informed of progress and to respond to Client’s inquiries. Client shall be truthful with Attorney, cooperate in the preparation and trial of the case, appear on reasonable notice for depositions and Court appearances, keep Attorney informed of developments, abide by this Agreement, pay Attorney’s bills on time and keep Attorney advised of Client’s address, telephone number, and whereabouts. Client agrees not to compromise the claim without discussing the matter with Attorney, in advance, and Attorney is not authorized to compromise the claim without Client’s consent. 3. DEPOSIT. Client agrees to pay Attorney a retainer fee deposit at the time Attorney is hired, which money is to be held in trust. A normal retainer fee deposit is $7,000. Such retainer and anyother such replenishing payments, must be remitted to the Firm Administrator for deposit. Cases in which hearing dates are already set and pending, or that will otherwise require extraordinary immediate efforts, may require a larger retainer fee deposit, which is specified at the end of Section 2 below if applicable. Client hereby authorizes Attorney to withdraw sums from the trust account to pay the costs, expenses, and fees for legal services incurred in Client’s case. However,it is intended that the retainer fee deposit will be held and used as a security deposit until the conclusion of the case and Client’s payment of all outstanding costs, expenses, and fees for legal services. Attorney will charge all costs, expenses, and fees for legal services incurred during eachmonthly billing cycle against the retainer fee deposit, and all such charges against Client’s account are to be replenished within 14 daysfrom the date of mailing of each Semi-Monthly statement. Failure by the Client to replenish the original retainer fee deposit to its original amount within 14 daysof receipt of the statement will be cause for Attorney to withdraw from the case. In other words, Client agrees to pay Attorney in advance for all work to be performed, by maintaining always a retainer fee deposit which is to be replenished within 14 daysof the Semimonthly statement, each statement, during Attorney’s representation. The retainer fee deposit is fully refundable. Any money not used for costs, expenses, and fees for legal services will be refunded to the Client at the conclusion of the case. In addition to the Semi-Monthly replenishment of the initial retainer fee deposit, Attorney may from time to time require
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  • Spring '08
  • attorney, telephone call, Contingent fee, legal costs

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