.0701 Purpose and Implementation
The purpose of the Fee Dispute Resolution Program is to help clients and lawyers settle disputes over fees. In doing so, the Fee Dispute Resolution Program shall assist the lawyers and clients in determining the appropriate fee for legal services rendered. The State Bar shall implement the Fee Dispute Resolution Program under the auspices of the Grievance Committee (the committee) as part of the Attorney Client Assistance Program (ACAP). It will be offered to clients and their lawyers at no cost. A person other than the client who pays the lawyer's legal fee or expenses may file a fee dispute petition. The person who paid the fees or expenses will not be permitted to participate in the fee dispute resolution process.
History Note: Statutory Authority G.S. 84-23
Readopted Effective December 8, 1994
Amendments Approved by the Supreme Court: February 3, 2000; May 4, 2000; March 8, 2007; March 11, 2010