Your representation agreement should clearly include attorneys` fees. the associated costs and how and when this money must be paid. In addition, lawyers work on different salary structures, so make sure that this term is included in the agreement. As a rule, lawyers operate either on the basis of hourly fees, parties or contingency fees. If you have agreed on an agreement on possible fees, your representation agreement should contain conditions that will determine the percentage of the lawyer`s eventual award or settlement. The usual contingency fee is between 20% and 40%. In addition, some lawyers change their percentage depending on whether the case will be brought before the courts or whether the case will be settled beforehand. This should also be included in the agreement. Regardless of the state you live in or how well you know your lawyer, you should always enter into a written representation agreement (sometimes called a fee agreement) with your lawyer. These contracts generally set the conditions of the mandate relationship as well as the fees and indemnities due to the lawyer. Fees and Charges – Your representation agreement should also include clauses covering certain costs and expenses related to your case….