In the Lawyer-Client Fee Dispute Resolution Program, lawyers and clients will each have a chance to share their side of the story with a neutral mediator or arbitrator who has extensive experience and training. In mediation, a mediator will help facilitate a conversation between the parties to try to help the parties reach an agreement. In arbitration, an arbitrator will make a binding decision after a chance for both sides to be heard.
To start the dispute resolution process, complete and submit the Petition Form found below. Either an attorney or a client may submit a petition. You do not have to let the other side know you are filing a petition. Once a petition is submitted, the CBA will reach out to the other side to let them know about the petition. If the other side agrees they will participate, or if they have been ordered to participate, the program will move forward with the dispute resolution process.
To find out more about the CBA Lawyer-Client Fee Dispute Resolution Program or start the process, see the links below: