Bar Rules

Rule 6-503. Procedure Where Lawyer Refuses to be Bound

State Bar Programs / Part VI - Arbitration of Fee Disputes / CHAPTER 5 POST-AWARD PROCEEDINGS / Rule 6-503. Procedure Where Lawyer Refuses to be Bound

In cases where an attorney refuses to be bound by the result of an arbitration and an award in favor of a client remains unsatisfied three months after service of the award upon the parties, the State Bar of Georgia, upon the written request of the client, may provide a lawyer to represent the client in post-award proceedings at no cost to the client other than court filing fees and litigation expenses. Alternatively, the Office of the General Counsel of the State Bar of Georgia may represent, assist, or advise a client in post-award proceedings, provided the client shall be responsible for all court filing fees and litigation expenses.

An award rendered in favor of a client in a case in which the attorney refused to be bound by the result of the arbitration will be considered as prima facie evidence of the fairness of the award, and the burden of proof shall shift to the lawyer to prove otherwise.



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