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Complaints and Resolution Programs When you hire a lawyer, you should expect professional and ethical behavior. Regardless of the efforts to maintain a high degree of competence and ethics among the members of the legal profession, some lawyers fail to meet those standards. If your lawyer violates the Rules of Professional Conduct or The Attorney-Client Relationship, you may file a complaint with the Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel.
Civil legal aid is a combination of services and resources that helps Americans of all backgrounds – including those who face the toughest legal challenges: children, veterans, seniors, ill or disabled people, and victims of domestic violence – to effectively navigate the justice system.   
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How Do You Find What A Lawyer's Fee Will Be? Ask the lawyer how much the fee will be. It is important to both you and your lawyer that you talk about fees and costs at your initial conference. Unless fees and costs are discussed, either of you might make incorrect assumptions about what the other expects. If you cannot afford to pay the fee, tell the lawyer before he or she does any work for you. What is a Contingent Fee?
Client When you hire a lawyer, you should expect professional and ethical behavior from a lawyer who: