Lawyer Retainer Agreement Contingency

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					                      Lawyer Retainer Agreement, Contingency
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Attention: _________________

Dear __________:

We retain your law offices to represent us in regard                       to   a   claim   against
_____________________, related to ______________________.

Your fee sha
Description: Contingency law suits benefit both the plaintiff, by only having them pay if they win, and lawyers, by giving them a big potential payday should they win. If you are the Plaintiff, you should negotiate hard to get the lowest percentages from the lawyer. Instead of just shopping around for who you like, consider shopping also for the best deal, as you would for any other purchase. Make multiple copies. Have the Lawyer sign one and return it. If you are the lawyer, have the client sign one and return it. You may have to negotiate on out of pocket expenses. If so, shop for the best deal and act according to your best judgment with regard to keeping this clause or providing some payment of these expenses. Lawyers should think seriously about using this short form agreement so as not to intimidate a potential client. It lacks a lot of the brutality seen in many agreements but it accomplishes most of the same ends. Its reasonableness will also help you retain the good will of the client, always a good thing.
PARTNER Michael Hope
I possess over 16 years of experience as a Paralegal, Legal Assistant, Legal Researcher, Private Detective, Security Loss Prevention Operations Manager and 10 years as a Virtual Assistant. My strengths as a manager are in recruiting, screening, hiring, training, managing and maintaining a high level of employee production and performance while maintaining or exceeding a monthly corporate set P&L. My strengths in the legal field are; attention to details, file management, research using databases such as Lexis Nexis and West Law, etc., analyzing, composing and editing documents. Computer skills in Windows 95/98/2000/XP/Vista, High Speed Internet, Needles, ProLaw, Abacus, Microsoft Office, Corel 8, CRM, Document Conversion, Lexis Nexis, West Law, LexisOne, Claris Works, Word-Perfect and other software applications. My profiles and portfolios are available for your review at: URL: URL: URL: URL: If I can provide you with any further information on my background and qualifications, please let me know. I am currently available 40 hours per week and can be reached online by YIM ID: mhopei, Skype or Magic Jack. Saturday and Sunday from 11:00am to 6:00pm Monday through Friday from 11:00am to 5:00pm CST. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for your consideration. Thank you, Michael Hope