LEO: Predetermined Percentage for Recovery of  LE Op. 710


Predetermined Percentage for Recovery of Costs.


April 10, 1985


It is not improper in matters not involving litigation to charge a client

a predetermined percentage of the legal fee as administrative costs

provided that the attorney explains fully to the client the method by

which the client's bill will be calculated and the client consents. In

matters involving litigation, the client must pay the actual costs

associated with the case file. [ DR:2-105, EC:2-9, DR:5-103(B)]


Committee Opinion April 10, 1985