If Client does not pay, the Firm will stop working on Client’s case. Stopping work could have DETRIMENTAL EFFECTS on Client’s matter. Client’s signature below authorizes cessation of work until Client’s bill is paid or other financial arrangements have been made.
Client understands that the Attorney reserves the right to withdraw from representation at any time when fees and/or cost funds are not paid or replenished.
Client understands the Attorney reserves the right to withdraw if Client misrepresented, lied or failed to disclose important facts relevant to the case or if Client fails to follow advice or engages in any other conduct which constitutes grounds for withdrawal under the Rules of Professional Conduct.
Client may discharge Attorney at any time by providing signed, written notice to the Attorney.
In the event of termination, Client understands and acknowledges that certain procedures may need to be followed before the Attorney’s representation is completely terminated. For example, in the event the Attorney has entered an appearance in a Court, the Attorney is not relived of responsibility until an Order is signed by the Court permitting withdrawal or substitution of counsel. Client agrees to pay for time and costs expended for such Order and/or to turn over Client file(s) and other information to Client or substitute counsel. Client will pay all remaining fees and expenses due on the account in full before the Firm releases the file or paperwork to Client or substitute counsel.
Throughout the case, Attorney will provide Client with copies, via U.S. Mail or electronic mail, of all ingoing and outgoing correspondence and pleadings as they are received or sent. Client agrees to keep all such copies. Client will not provide Attorney with original documents. Client will provide only copies of documents unless a specific original is requested by Attorney. Client is entitled to all originals. Attorney will provide the Client with additional copies of correspondence or pleadings from the Client file upon request. The Client will allow a reasonable time for copying the material, have paid all outstanding fees and costs, and shall also pay for reasonable copying charges which may include the value of time or Attorney or Firm expended to copy the materials.
Attorney is under no obligation to provide the Client with notes or memoranda of Attorney, thought or work product, e-mails, work in progress, billing reports or billing revisions or copies of materials saved in case management or computer software.
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