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21st Century Retainer Agreement, Second Time Around – Sept. 6

by Carolyn Elefant on August 10, 2012 · 3 comments

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The 21st Century Retainer Agreement is making a comeback September 6.  For $49, you get a 75 minute webinar, slide deck and recording plus an 80 page ebook (including lots of ethics research), along with a 100 page appendix with forms (PDF and word), samples and more.  Here’s what the See the Fee Chapter in the Ebook covers:

1. Ethics considerations with flat fees and advances:

  • Do flat fees go into operating account (earned on receipt) or into trust account (earned after work is done)?
  • Is a flat fee or retainer fee non-refundable?
  • When is a flat fee unreasonable?

2. Dealing with ethics constraints of flat fees:

  • The Milestone approach to retainer fees (or how to get paid along the way if flat fees must go into the trust account)
  • What NOT to say in a flat fee arrangement

(includes sample language)

3.  Other alternative fees (and sample language):

  • reverse contingency
  • phased flat fees
  • subscription service agreements
  • barter arrangements
  • Groupon/daily deal retainer provisions

Again – that’s just the content in one chapter!

To sign up for the program and see a longer description, click here.

  • http://www.tuckerlegal.com/ Catherine Tucker

    Carolyn:  I seem to recall that the Webinar was available as an on demand program somewhere,  Is that right, or am I just imaging that?  Thanks.

  • myshingle

    Yes, you can purchase the web link and ebook. Right now we are cleaning up the final product but it should be good to go by early next week
    Carolyn

  • LDLike

    Is the on demand program still in process?

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