Lawyers e-Journal

Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007
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Featured member benefit: Fee Arbitration Board (FAB)

Involved in a fee dispute with your client? Avoid Small Claims Court and arbitrate with the Fee Arbitration Board

The MBA can help. The MBA’s Fee Arbitration Board (FAB) program provides voluntary binding arbitration to resolve fee disputes between attorneys and their clients and between attorneys.

Fee arbitration is an ideal alternative to the Small Claims, District, or Superior Courts. The arbitrators are volunteer attorneys who are members of the MBA or trained arbitration professionals. The agreement to arbitrate addresses only the issue of the fair and reasonable value of the lawyer’s services.

The FAB provides an invaluable resource by answering questions about legal fee disputes, publishing model fee agreements, and promoting healthy communications between attorneys and their clients. Additionally, the FAB published the third edition of Fees & Clients Funds, a great resource for both experienced and newly sworn attorneys.

For more information on this program, visit the MBA Web site or e-mail MBA Senior Programs Manager Marc A. D’Antonio.

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