State Bar of Arizona Ethics Opinions

94-05: Retainer Agreement; Arbitration

Retainer agreement may include arbitration clause regarding malpractice claims provided: 1) the clause is fair and reasonable to the client; 2) it fully discloses the advantages and disadvantages of arbitration; 3) the attorney affords the client a reasonable opportunity to seek the advice of independent counsel; and 4) the client consents in writing.

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