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    California Attorney Retainer Agreement


    California lawyers, prepare an Attorney Retainer Agreement between you and your client with this fully editable template.

    • The client's retainer deposit will be deposited in a trust account and applied to legal fees, costs and expenses as billed.
    • The rates for legal, paralegal and secretarial services are set out, as well as minimum billing units (in minutes), phone and fax charges, parking, mileage, etc.
    • Either party has the right to terminate the relationship at any time, although the attorney may only withdraw with the client's consent or for good cause, which is defined.
    • The client grants the attorney a lien over any claims or amounts due to the client, including awards, judgments and settlements.
    • The attorney must advise the client of any conflict of interest in accordance with the provisions of Section 3-310 of the State Bar of California Rules of Professional Conduct.
    • The attorney must advise the client of the relevant provisions of California Evidence Code Section 962 governing attorney-client privilege.
    • The parties agree to binding arbitration to settle any disputes arising out of the Agreement.
    • This California Attorney Retainer Agreement template is provided in MS Word format, and is fully editable to meet your business needs.
    Download Type: Microsoft Word
    Last Updated: 22-March-2021
    SKU: 8943