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LEGAL ETHICS awyer and client.

It is not the same as barratry whic


h is active encouragement of lawsuits

GENERAL RETAINER PRINCIPLE OF QUANTUM MERUIT

- the money given to an attorney to hire him for a [Latin, As much as is deserved.] In the law of contra
period of time. It won’t matter how much or how cts, a doctrine by which the law infers a promise to
little work they do during this time. pay a reasonableamount for labor and materials fur
nished, even in the absence of a specific legally enf
SPECIAL RETAINER orceable agreement between theparties.
-hiring an attorney for a specific purpose in order to
carry out a certain task. AMBULANCE CHASING
-Ambulance chasing is a term associated with
ATTORNEY’S FEES lawyers. It refers to an attorney’s practice of
soliciting business from accident victims or their
-the name given to the money that is charged by the families at the scene of an accident or disaster.
attorney for his services to a client
CHARGING LIEN BARRATRY
-An act committed by the master or mariners of a
-An attorney’s lien, for bis proper compensation, on vessel, for some unlawful or fraudulent purpose,
the fund or judgment which his client has recovered contrary to their duty to the owners, whereby the
by means of his professional aid and services. latter sustain injury. It may include negligence, if so
gross as to evidence fraud.
RETAINING LIEN

- SHYSTER
A claim upon a part of another's property that arise -a person who is professionally unscrupulous
s because of an unpaid debt related to that propert especially in the practice of law or politics
y and thatoperates as an encumbrance on the prop
erty until the debt is satisfied. PETTIFOGGER
2. The right to hold another's property as security f -a lawyer whose methods are petty, underhanded,
or a debt owed. or disreputable

CONTINGENT FEE CONTRACT


Payment to an attorney for legal services that depe
nds, or is contingent, upon there being some recov
ery or award in thecase. The payment is then a per
centage of the amount recovered—
such as 25 percent if the matter is settled, or 30 per
centif it proceeds to trial.

CHAMPERTOUS CONTRACT (CHAMPERTY)


an agreement between the party suing in a lawsuit
(plaintiff) and another person, usually an attorney,
who agrees tofinance and carry the lawsuit in retur
n for a percentage of the recovery (money won and
paid.) In Common Law this wasillegal on the theory
that it encouraged lawsuits. Today it is legal and of
ten part of a "contingent fee" agreement betweenl