What is a contingent fee? What distinguishes a lawful contingent fee from an unlawful one?
Answer to relevant QuestionsWhy is it that the ABA’s rules of conduct do not apply to lawyers? Given Missouri v. Jenkins and Richlin Security Services, Co. v. Chertoff, under what circumstances could a court still refuse to award paralegal fees? What is the difference between legal fees and costs? Why is it important that the distinction be made? What is the significance to distinguishing between represented persons and represented parties in an anticontact rule? What determines whether a paralegal is competent?
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