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THIS AGREEMENT is made this _____ day of _______, 200_ between the Law Offices of Richard E. Prebich, a Professional Corporation as Attorney and ___________________ as client, whereby client retains and employs the Law Offices of Richard E. Prebich, a Professional Corporation to represent clients' interests relative to: _____________________________________. Client shall cooperate with attorneys by attending any scheduled appointments, hearings, meetings, or trial relative to the instant matter and should client's address or telephone number change, client shall immediately inform the office. If client fails to so cooperate, or otherwise perform the agreements set forth herein, attorney may withdraw from representation. This Agreement does not obligate the attorneys to appeal this matter to a higher court should an adverse or unfavorable decision result in this matter. Client may dismiss the attorneys as attorneys of record regarding this matter at any time, but client shall be responsible for any bill for services rendered up to that occurrence. If client requests all or a part of the file from attorney, either during representation or upon or after termination of representation, client shall be liable to attorney for a charge of 15 cents per page. Client is principally responsible for attorney fees resulting from this representation and client shall pay a retainer of $______.00 (as a down-payment) before any action is taken on said matter. Attorney time will be charged at a rate of $200.00 per hour. Time will be charged in increments of twotenths of an hour, minimum. (A sample billing can be found here). If attorneys have been retained in a criminal matter with a flat fee arrangement, said flat fee retainer shall be paid prior to any action taken and will be immediately receipted by attorneys. Client shall also be responsible for advancing all costs of litigation, including: costs of investigation, telephone expenses, postage, recording fees, title company charges, court costs, mileage, expert and non-expert witness fees, sheriffs fees and any other necessary costs incurred or advanced by attorneys on behalf of client. Client statements will be run semi-monthly and fees earned and costs incurred will be deducted semimonthly from the retainer on deposit, with client to receive one summary statement at the end of the month. If the retainer runs out, client will be expected to advance further funds as retainage. Client is primarily responsible for all attorney fees and costs incurred in this matter and said fees will be paid pursuant to this Agreement, even if the court should award the attorneys fees to client from an adverse party. Statements are due within thirty (30) days. If full payment on the final billing is not received within thirty (30) days of the billing, attorneys may elect, at their sole option, enforcement of the obligation through legal process. Client agrees to pay any and all fees and costs incurred in the collection and enforcement of this Agreement, including but not limited to attorney fees. Representation Accepted By: Client ______________________________ Address ___________________________ ___________________________________ Attorney _________________________________ Telephone ____________________