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What is Fee Arbitration?

Is The Legal Fee Arbitration Committee Made Up Only Of Lawyers?

How Do I Open A Legal Fee Case?

How Long Does the Legal Fee Arbitration Process Take?

Is The Program Voluntary Or Compulsory?

My attorney won't return my phone calls-what can I do about it?

How do I file a complaint against my lawyer?


 

What is Fee Arbitration?

Answer:   The Legal Fee Arbitration Committee is made up of about 100 members appointed by both the Denver Bar and Colorado Bar Association Presidents.  The Committee helps resolve fee conflicts between client and attorney.

Is The Legal Fee Arbitration Committee Made Up Only Of Lawyers?

Answer:  No.  Non-lawyers sit on most of the panels that hear the disputes and render decisions.

How Do I Open A Legal Fee Case?

Answer:    Either the lawyer or the client should send a letter to the Legal Fee Arbitration Committee, 1900 Grant Street, 9th Floor, Denver, CO 80203-4336.  The following information should be contained in the letter:

  • that there is a fee dispute
  • request for its submission to fee arbitration
  • full names addresses and telephone numbers of both parties

How Long Does the Legal Fee Arbitration Process Take?

Answer: The Fee Arbitration Committee attempts to get all cases resolved in 90 - 120 days, from the date contracts are returned.

Is The Program Voluntary Or Compulsory?

Answer:  It's voluntary – and both sides must agree to participate before any arbitration takes place. 

My attorney won't return my phone calls-what can I do about it?

Answer: You can call the Office of Attorney Regulation at (303) 893-8121. They will help you work out a solution with your lawyer. Or visit them their website at www.coloradosupremecourt.com.

How do I file a complaint against my lawyer?

Answer: Again, the Attorney Regulation Counsel will be able to help you. Their phone number is (303) 893-8121. Or visit them their website at www.coloradosupremecourt.com.