Attorney Engagement Letter

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Updated June 17, 2022

An attorney engagement letter allows a client to hire an attorney to perform legal services on their behalf. The attorney and client will outline the scope of work and the pay ($/hour). In most cases, an attorney will request a retainer be paid that acts as an advance payment on future services. Afterward, the attorney will bill and invoice the client, as necessary, until the services are complete.


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Related Agreements

Contingency Fee Agreement – For client-attorney relationships where payment is only due if the lawyer wins a settlement for the client.

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Retainer Agreement (Attorneys/Lawyers) – A separate agreement that details the work to be completed in exchange for an advance payment for services.

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