CH06 - Chapter Six Chapter Fees and Client Funds In this chapter you will learn about How fee arrangements are made with clients including fixed

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Chapter Six Chapter Six Fees and Client Funds Fees and Client Funds In this chapter, you will learn about: How fee arrangements are made with clients, including fixed fees, contingency fees, and hourly fees Alternative fee arrangements Factors in determining if a fee is unethically excessive Unethical billing practices Communication of fee agreements with clients Terms included in fee arrangements Page 1 of 2
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Chapter Six Chapter Six Fees and Client Funds Fees and Client Funds (continued) (continued) Award of attorney’s fees under fee-shifting statutes Inclusion of paralegal fees in fee awards Fee-splitting and referral fees Partnerships between lawyers and non- lawyers and trends in this area Client funds and client trust accounts Page 2 of 2
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Types of Fees Types of Fees Fixed fees : Fee for legal services based on a set amount Contingency fees : Fee depends on the successful outcome of a case and is based on a percentage of the recovery Hourly fees : Fee based on hourly rates and the amount of time actually expended
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This note was uploaded on 01/06/2012 for the course PARA 088 taught by Professor Poe during the Winter '08 term at DeAnza College.

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CH06 - Chapter Six Chapter Fees and Client Funds In this chapter you will learn about How fee arrangements are made with clients including fixed

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