available to be disbursed from the CTA. The lien will attach to any recovery Client obtains, whether by arbitration award, judgment, settlement or otherwise. The effect of such a lien is that Law Firm may be able to compel payment of fees and costs from any such funds recovered on behalf of Client even if Law Firm has been discharged before the end of the case. Client further authorizes that Law Firm is specifically authorized to request its name be included at any point in the future on any draft, money or check related to this case in order to secure its lien.
9. POWER OF ATTORNEY: Client hereby gives Law Firm Client’s Power Attorney to execute all documents connected with the claim for which Law Firm is retained, including pleadings, contracts, endorsement of checks payable to Client, commercial papers, settlement agreements, authorizations, designations, compromises, releases, verifications, dismissals, orders and any and all other documents that Client could properly execute or endorse.
10. CO-COUNSEL, REFFERALS & LAW FIRM ASSOCIATIONS: Client understands and agrees that Law Firm may associate other Attorneys into this case at Law Firm’s discretion, and that any Attorney so employed may be designated to appear on behalf of Client, or to undertake Client’s representation in this matter. Law Firm may compensate such legal counsel by dividing or sharing the legal fee that Client has agreed to pay Law Firm with such other legal counsel. Law Firm agrees that in no event will the amount of fees owed by Client be increased because of Client’s consent to Law Firm dividing the legal fee with other legal counsel. In the event that a division of fees arrangement is made by Law Firm with other lawyers to assist in the representation of Client, Law Firm will comply with the requirements of California Rule of Professional Conduct (“CRPC”) 1.5.1, as soon as reasonably practicable.
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11. MANDATORY CONFIDENTIAL ARBITRATION OF DISPUTES: Any dispute between the parties to this Agreement regarding the construction, application or performance of any services under this Agreement, and any claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement or its breach, including, without limitation, claims for breach of contract, professional negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, misrepresentation, fraud and disputes regarding attorney fees and/or costs charged under this Agreement (except as provided in this agreement) shall be submitted to confidential and binding arbitration upon the written request of one party after the service of that request on the other party. The parties shall appoint one person to hear and determine the dispute from Action Dispute Resolution (ADR Services, Inc.) in Orange County, and shall be conducted pursuant to ADR’s rules. Law Firm and Client shall each have the right of discovery in connection with any arbitration proceeding in accordance with Code of Civil Procedure Section 1283.05. The cost of the arbitration, excluding legal fees and other costs, shall be borne by the losing party or in such proportion as the arbitrator shall decide. Each party to this Agreement gives up rights when they agree to arbitration. By initialing below, Client and Law Firm confirm that they have read and understand this arbitration provision, and voluntarily agree to binding, confidential arbitration. In doing so, Client and Law Firm voluntarily give up important constitutional rights to trial by judge or jury, as well as rights to appeal. Client is advised that Client has the right to have an independent lawyer of Client’s choice review these arbitration provisions, and this entire agreement, prior to initialing this provision or signing this Agreement and Client is encouraged to do so.