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if you are a lawyer and you lose a case will you still get paid

i want to know if you are a lawyer and you lose the case you were fighting would you still get paid for it #lawyer

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TWINOMUHWEZI’s Answer

If the attorney loses the case, the client is still responsible for legal fees as stipulated in the original retainer contract. Some attorneys may agree to withhold billing until the end of a case, but they will still expect payment regardless of how the case ends.
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Kim’s Answer

Raveena,

At least here in the USA, it is possible to have a "contingency fee" contract, where the lawyer gets paid only if they win or achieve an acceptable settlement. It's not always just with lawsuits. For example, I retained an attorney to help me get approved for Social Security Disability Payments. The agreement is governed somewhat by the Social Security Administration. The attorney got paid only if she was successful, AND only if I was awarded back pay. The amount she could claim from that back pay was limited by the govt.

sometimes attorneys agree to take Civil Rights violation cases on a contingency fee basis. Attorney fees have gone up to where legal representation is getting to be out of reach of the working class, a very scary situation.

I don't know of others, but, I'm sure there are some other examples as well.
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