4 Tips For Crafting A Foolproof Atty-Client ADR Pact

Law360, New York (March 2, 2016, 4:49 PM EST) -- Want to head off squabbles with clients about fees and maybe avoid a malpractice suit?

You might want to consider an alternative dispute resolution and mandatory arbitration clause in your next fee agreement — a provision an increasing number of lawyers are using in their fee deals and engagement letters.

While the inclusion of an ADR clause holds both risks and possible benefits for lawyers and clients, those who do choose to ask clients to agree to arbitrate a fee dispute can take some simple steps to ensure the clients are well informed and the clauses are enforceable.

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