Attorney/Client Fee Dispute Program
What is the Attorney/Client Fee Dispute Program?
This program provides a means for attorneys and clients to resolve a fee dispute and avoid the time and expense of taking a dispute to court. At issue is the amount of fees and/or costs the client must pay, or has already paid, to the attorney.
There is an administrative fee per party to pay for the cost of running this program (a percentage of the amount of the dispute). This covers up to four hours of fee dispute mediation and up to eight hours of arbitration time from our panel of experts. If more time is needed, there may be additional fees.
For a detailed description of the legal code that governs attorney/client fee disputes, download Business and Professions Code. (35KBPDF)
In general, BASF has jurisdiction in a fee dispute if:
2016 NEW Rules of Procedure for matters submitted on or after January 1, 2016 (237KBPDF)(3.A. & B.)
If you are a client filing a Fee Dispute, visit our client page.
If you are an attorney filing a Fee Dispute, visit our attorney page.