General Public
Rules and Forms for Fee Disputes

Please note that the Part 137 Program Offices will be closed from July 26th through August 13th. Any new filings, and responses to program matters, will still be deemed received on that the date we receive them by e-mail. Otherwise, hearings and responses to your Part 137 inquiries will resume on Monday, August 16th.

You may request a fee arbitration by electronic mail (e-mail) through 

Complete the Client Request for Fee Arbitration form; (if client-filed) or Attorney Request for Fee Dispute form  (if attorney-filed).

  • Include all evidence that supports your claim, such as cancelled checks, receipts, letters, and other papers regarding the dispute. 

  • Scan a clear copy of your submission to .  
  • The subject line of your e-mail should read as follows:
    “New Fee Dispute Request: [Your name] vs. [Opposing Party’s Name]”

  • Mail the appropriate filing fee (see Local Program Rules) in the form of a check or money order payable to New York County Lawyers Association.

  • Please make sure that your payment notes the following in the memo line:
              “Part 137 Fee Dispute Resolution Program Filing Fee”
              “New Fee Dispute Request: [Your name] vs. [Opposing Party’s Name]” 
    Fee Dispute submissions will not be processed without receipt of the requisite filing fee.
    Filing fees submitted without the appropriate identifying details will cause a delay in processing your fee dispute.

Rules & Forms:


To learn more about the Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Resolution Program, visit the website for the Office of Court Administration. Questions? Please e-mail and we will do our best to get back to you as soon as possible.