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The Commonwealth of Kentucky provides three processes for settling disputes among attorneys and clients.  A description of each of those processes and information about submitting a dispute along with relevant links are provided below.  If you have further questions, please contact the Office of Bar Counsel Consumer Assistance Program at 502.564.3795 ext. 297.

 

Legal Fee Arbitration (Supreme Court Rule 3.810)

Legal Fee Arbitration is a voluntary process for settling a dispute between an attorney and client regarding the amount of fee due the attorney for particular legal services rendered. When the parties to the dispute have made a good faith effort to resolve it, they can choose to submit the dispute to binding arbitration. Legal Fee Arbitration is also available to attorneys when the dispute concerns the amount due each attorney for particular legal services rendered.

 

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Legal Negligence Arbitration (Supreme Court Rule 3.800)

Legal Negligence Arbitration is a voluntary process for settling a dispute between an attorney and client regarding claims of legal negligence by an attorney for particular legal services rendered when the amount in dispute does not exceed $50,000. When the parties to the dispute have made a good faith effort to resolve it, they can choose to submit the dispute to binding arbitration.

 

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Mediation/Arbitration of Disputes among Attorneys (Supreme Court Rule 3.815)

Mediation/Arbitration is a voluntary process for settling disputes arising among or between attorneys from their professional and economic relationships. It is only available if the parties certify in writing their good faith prior unsuccessful attempts to settle the dispute, and bind themselves to submit the controversy to mediation or arbitration as appropriate. If binding arbitration is the procedure selected, the parties must agree to be fully bound by the decision and/or award. The provisions of SCR 3.815 may not be used if the dispute is the subject of pending litigation, unless the parties agree to follow the procedures of KRS 417.060.

 

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