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Retainers - Cline Law Firm Attorneys at Law

We offer legal representation on a flat fee basis with two options: A full retainer and a limited retainer. We may also be retained on an hourly basis. This table describes the scope of representation under the Flat Fee Retainer system:

LEGAL SERVICES PROVIDED PERCENTAGE OF LEGAL FEES COVERED
 
NEGOTIATIONS:
FULL RETAINER
LIMITED RETAINER
Evaluate contract
100%
100%
Confer and provide advice regarding proposal
100%
100%
Draft proposal
100%
100%
Evaluate and select comparable jurisdictions
100%
100%
Provide and conduct wage surveys
100%
100%
Provide advice throughout negotiations
100%
100%
Attend negotiation sessions
100%
0%
Attend mediation sessions
100%
0%
Prepare and present interest arbitration case (where applicable)
100%
80%
 
CONTRACT ENFORCEMENT:
FULL RETAINER
LIMITED RETAINER
Legal advice regarding contract
100%
100%
Evaluate grievances
100%
100%
Correspondence and telephone communications related to contract enforcement
100%
100%
Prepare and present grievance arbitration cases
100%
80%
 
COLLECTIVE BARGAINING RIGHTS ENFORCEMENT:
FULL RETAINER
LIMITED RETAINER
Legal advice regarding collective bargaining rights
100%
100%
Evaluate potential unfair labor practice claims
100%
100%
Correspondence and telephone communications related to bargaining rights issues
100%
100%
Draft ULP complaints
100%
100%
Prepare and present case at ULP hearing
100%
80%
 
EMPLOYEE DISCIPLINE:
FULL RETAINER
LIMITED RETAINER
Representation at pre-disciplinary interviews and hearings
100%
0%
Advice regarding employee discipline situations
100%
100%
Evaluate discipline appeals and grievances
100%
100%
Prepare and present cases at appeal hearings or arbitration
100%
80%
     
OFFICER INVOLVED LETHAL-FORCE INCIDENTS:
FULL RETAINER
LIMITED RETAINER
Counseling and advice for officer involved
100%
100%
Representation at civil inquests
100%
80%
Representation in criminal proceedings
0%
0%
     
INDIVIDUAL LEGAL CLAIMS:
FULL RETAINER
LIMITED RETAINER

L&I claims, employment discrimination, and civil service promotion issues

0%
0%
     
ASSOCIATION LEGAL ISSUES UNRELATED TO DUTY OF FAIR REPRESENTATION:
FULL RETAINER
LIMITED RETAINER

Issues other than negotiation, administration of contract,

0%
0%
     
COSTS:
FULL RETAINER
LIMITED RETAINER
Long-distance telephone calls (including cellular phones)
No charge
No
Regular mail charge
No charge
No
Express mail and messenger deliveries
At cost
At cost
B/W Photocopies page
5¢ per page
15¢ per page
Color Photocopies page
15¢ per page
15¢ per page
Travel (airfare, lodging, meals and vehicle mileage)
At cost
At cost
Court/hearing related costs
At cost
At cost
     

Some of our clients elect to use our services on a case by case basis and pay on an hourly fee basis. As indicated above, limited retainer clients whose retainer does not include lawyer time at the bargaining table, sometimes will retain us for individual sessions on an hourly basis. These are our standard hourly fees:

PROVIDER
HOURLY RATE
Senior Attorney
$260.00
Of Counsel
$230.00
Senior Associate             
$210.00
Associate
$160.00
Senior Paralegal
$120.00
Law Clerk
$85.00
Legal Assistant
$75.00

 

 
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