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How to Drop a Prospective Client Who Doesn’t Pay Your Retainer

Thumbs down icon for turning down a clientYou meet with a prospective client and explain that you’ll need a initial retainer fee to get started. The prospective client doesn’t pay the fee and you’re pretty sure this will be a pattern, so you decide not to take on this person as a client. Now you’ll need to inform him or her in writing.

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No Fee Agreement, No Service

ThinkstockPhotos-481542709Businesses often have basic requirements before they offer their services–think, “No shoes, no service.” Attorneys should be no different.