Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Rule change for written fee agreements

The Rules of Professional Conduct have been amended effective January 1 to require written fee agreements, under Rule 1.5 Where previously, the agreement shall be communicated "preferably in writing", the new rule now states that the agreement "shall be in writing." Any changes to the rate or expenses should also be in writing. For more information on the law of attorneys and for the complete Rules of Professional Conduct see our page on the Law About Lawyers.