Are lawyers in the state of Georgia required to present a retainer agreement if requesting a retainer? Bar rule?

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Paula J. Mcgill

Answered On May 16, 2013
It is encouraged, but not required for the the retention agreement to be in writing. More specifically, under Bar Rule 1.5(b): "When the lawyer has not regularly represented the client, the basis or rate of the fee shall be communicated to the client, preferably in writing, before or within a reasonable time after commencing the representation"