The Art, Science & Ethics of the 21st Century Retainer Agreement
The Retainer Agreement is one of the most important contracts that you'll ever draft or sign as an attorney. Not only do Retainer Agreements protect clients from overreaching by unscrupulous lawyers, but they can immunize lawyers against malpractice claims and non-payment by clients. Moreover, from the terms of the Retainer Agreement to its design, a Retainer Agreement is a reflection of your practice and the way you do business - making it a potential selling tool for your firm.
Most of the retainer agreements for free online or even those drafted by various Bar Associations can provide a good starting point, but many do not address the multiple issues that lawyers must consider when dealing with 21st century problems and do not generally reflect 21st century form or style.
In this ebook, you will find a discussion of the changes that are driving the need to reinvent the retainer agreement as well as language that you can cut and paste or modify and use in your agreements.