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Rules and Forms for Fee Disputes


 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.

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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.