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Written Fee Agreement
The USA Legal Aid and each Associated Attorney will offer to each client who seeks to retain it, a written fee agreement prior to initiating any legal services for you. This will allow you to understand our obligations as it relates to your legal needs.
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“Understanding Your Written Fee Agreement.”
They are two ways to understand your written fee agreement: (1) on an hourly rate basis and (2) a flat rate fee basis. Additionally, attorneys may ask for retainer fee prior to handling your legal matter, from credit cards to ach / bank account debits and special financing options.
Hourly Rate: This is the most common arrangement. In this instance, the attorney gets paid based upon their hourly rate for the hours they work on your case until the legal matter is concluded.
For Example: If an attorney charges $300 per hour
20% off would equal an hourly rate of $240 per hour you would owe the attorney for the total number of hours worked on the matter plus any out of pocket expenses such as postage, filing fees, photocopies, etc.
Flat Rate Fee: This is an arrangement where an attorney charges you a set fee for the service being provided based on a normal number of hours the attorney expects to work on the matter. Such types of services could be, but are not limited to, standard lease agreements, Power of Attorney, Promissory Note, Real Estate Property transfer, Simple Will, Tenant Eviction, etc.
For Example: If an attorney charges a flat fee of $800 for a real estate closing 20% discount off would equal $160. Cost would be $640 plus any out of pocket expenses such as postage, filing fees, photocopies, etc.
In some cases, the attorney may ask for a Retainer fee. A retainer fee is usually a pre-payment made at the beginning of legal representation based on an estimate of how much time a matter is going to take. The amount of the retainer depends on the services needed. If the matter costs more than the amount of the retainer, you will be responsible for the additional payments. If the matter costs less than the amount of the retainer you will receive money back. In some instances, a retainer may take on the form of a flat fee to represent a client on a specific matter, regardless of how much time or effort is involved in the representation. In many instances, this arrangement is typical in high profile type cases such as criminal matters representation.
Hopefully, this information has provided some insight into the operating standards of a law office that participates in our USA Legal Aid Services Network. Please be sure to find out all the billing arrangements with your Network attorney prior to starting your legal services.
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