LEO: Possessory Lien - Advancement of Costs LE Op. 374
Possessory Lien - Advancement of Costs.
June 17, 1980
It is not improper for a domestic relations attorney to retain the copy
of the depositions for which he has advanced the costs, after discharge of
the attorney by the client pending payment of the deposition's costs by
the client if such retention does not prejudice the client and the client
is not otherwise legally entitled to possession of the deposition. [See II:
DR:2-108(D) and II: DR:9-102(B)(4).] Advancement of such costs is only
proper if the client has agreed to reimburse the attorney regardless of
the outcome of the litigation. [See II: DR:5-103(B).]
Committee Opinion June 17, 1980
For attorney's lien, see also LE Op. 465.