Hinshaw reports on a two step process which allows a law firm to require binding arbitration on legal fees in California.
"Under this decision, a California law firm’s insistence on binding arbitration is a two-step process. First, the firm must insert such a provision in its retainer agreement. Second, the firm must offer the client a right to non-binding arbitration under the MFAA. If the client fails to exercise this right, however, the firm may rely upon the agreement as written.