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Deposit and Trial Retainers

In partial consideration for our acceptance of your case, you have agreed to pay this firm an advance deposit fee of $________.00  to cover attorney fees and expenses.  This amount shall be paid before the law firm begins its representation. This amount will be deposited in a separate client trust account and drawn against from time to time to cover attorney fees, costs and expenses.  You will then be sent a billing statement at least monthly that will detail the hourly fees and expenditures related to your case.  Upon receipt of the invoice, you will be expected to replenish the advance fee deposit to the amount of the original deposit amount.  You agree to provide a credit card that we can charge each month to automatically fully replenish your advance fee deposit each month and you agree to update that card within 3 days of a change or within 3 days of when you know that the current card will not be sufficient to replenish your trust account.  When our representation is completed, any unused portion of the advanced fee will be refunded to you.

Funds placed in the client trust account, maintained pursuant to State Bar Rules, will NOT earn interest recoverable by the client.

You also agree that from time to time, on request, you will provide an additional deposit in preparation of time-consuming events such as mediation, trial, depositions, or full discovery.

You agree that we may charge interest of 10% on bills that are not timely paid or paid in full.  You further agree that we may provide a collection agency with any information required, including confidential information, to collect on any unpaid, overdue balances.  You understand if you have an unpaid balance to [Your Firm] and do not make satisfactory payment arrangements, your account may be placed with an external collection agency. You will be responsible for reimbursement of any fees from the collection agency, including all costs and expenses incurred collecting my account, and possibly including reasonable attorney’s fees if so incurred during collection efforts.  In order for [Your Firm] or their designated external collection agency to service my account, and where not prohibited by applicable law, you agree that [Your Firm] and the designated external collection agency are authorized to (i) contact you by telephone at the telephone number(s) you are providing, including wireless telephone numbers, which could result in charges to you, (ii) contact you by sending text messages (message and data rates may apply) or emails, using any email address you provide and (iii) methods of contact may include using pre-recorded/artificial voice message and/or use of an automatic dialing device, as applicable.

Deposit and Trial Retainers

In partial consideration for our acceptance of your case, you have agreed to pay this firm an advance deposit fee of $____.00 to cover attorney fees and expenses.  This amount shall be paid before the law firm begins its representation. This amount will be deposited in a separate client trust account and drawn against from time to time to cover attorney fees, costs and expenses.  You will then be sent a billing statement at least monthly that will detail the hourly fees and expenditures related to your case.  After the advanced fee has been consumed or has run low, an additional advanced fee may be required. Unless there is a sufficient advanced fee on deposit, you will be expected to make a payment each month, upon receipt of your statement, that is sufficient to liquidate any unpaid costs and expenses.  You agree to provide a credit card that we can charge to automatically replenish your advance fee deposit, and you agree to update that card within 3 days of a change or within 3 days of when you know that the current card will not be sufficient to replenish your trust account.  When our representation is completed, any unused portion of the advanced fee will be refunded to you.

Funds placed in the client trust account, maintained pursuant to State Bar Rules, will NOT earn interest recoverable by the client.

You also agree that from time to time, on request, you will provide an additional deposit in preparation of time-consuming events such as mediation, trial, depositions, or full discovery.

You agree that we may charge interest of 10% on bills that are not timely paid or paid in full.  You further agree that we may provide a collection agency with any information required, including confidential information, to collect on any unpaid, overdue balances.  You understand if you have an unpaid balance to [Your Firm] and do not make satisfactory payment arrangements, your account may be placed with an external collection agency. You will be responsible for reimbursement of any fees from the collection agency, including all costs and expenses incurred collecting my account, and possibly including reasonable attorney’s fees if so incurred during collection efforts.  In order for [Your Firm] or their designated external collection agency to service my account, and where not prohibited by applicable law, you agree that [Your Firm] and the designated external collection agency are authorized to (i) contact you by telephone at the telephone number(s) you are providing, including wireless telephone numbers, which could result in charges to you, (ii) contact you by sending text messages (message and data rates may apply) or emails, using any email address you provide and (iii) methods of contact may include using pre-recorded/artificial voice message and/or use of an automatic dialing device, as applicable.

Full Evergreen

Requires that the full retainer amount be restored after each billing cycle.

Credit card on file required.

Partial Evergreen

Attorney decides when the retainer must be replenished, and by how much.

Credit card on file required.

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