Labeling a client’s retainer payment “nonrefundable” can be a big mistake. Only a true retainer merits that treatment—and they are extremely rare.
Here's a primer on ethics rules that apply to lawyers' communications with clients, and tips on how to comply with them.
What are the ethics rules when a third party is paying the client’s legal fees?
The California Penal Code contains important privacy protections that prohibit wiretapping and eavesdropping on confidential communications.
What lawyers should know about timing, tax issues and structured payment of legal fees.
Attorneys who fail to disclose conflicts to clients may lose their right to collect fees—and may have repay fees already collected.
Making another party provide indemnity sounds like a great idea, but it can get complicated.
Attorneys need to know the subtleties of marital privilege, a vital evidentiary rule.
The answer depends on a number of factors.
A seldom invoked section of the Code of Civil Procedure allows creditors to add debtors to a judgment that has already been entered.