Improving Legal Representation for Older Americans: Joint Hearing Before the Special Committee on Aging and the Subcommittee on Representation of Citizen Interests of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, Ninety-third Congress, Second Session [-Ninety-fourth Congress, Second Session], Parts 1-4
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1974 - Legal assistance to older people - 4 pages
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Page 341 - Factors to be considered as guides in determining the reasonableness of a fee include the following: ( 1 ) The time and labor required, the novelty and difficulty of the questions involved, and the skill requisite to perform the legal service properly. (2) The likelihood, if apparent to the client, that the acceptance of the particular employment will preclude other employment by the lawyer. (3) The fee customarily charged in the locality for similar legal services. (4) The amount involved and the...
Page 341 - Services. (A) A lawyer shall not enter into an agreement for, charge, or collect an illegal or clearly excessive fee. (B) A fee is clearly excessive when, after a review of the facts, a lawyer of ordinary prudence would be left with a definite and firm conviction that the fee is in excess of a reasonable fee.
Page 341 - A lawyer shall not enter into an agreement for, charge, or collect an illegal or clearly excessive fee. (B) A fee is clearly excessive when, after a review of the facts, a lawyer of ordinary prudence would be left with a definite and firm conviction that the fee is in excess of a reasonable fee. Factors to be considered as guides in determining the reasonableness of a fee include the following: (1) The time and labor required, the novelty and difficulty of the questions involved, and the skill requisite...
Page 112 - Every individual (other than a nonresident alien with respect to whose wages, as defined in section...
Page 48 - ... (B) render appropriate technical assistance to providers of social services in the planning and service area covered by the area plan; (C) where necessary and feasible, enter into arrangements, consistent with the provisions of the area plan, under which funds under this title may be used to provide legal services to older persons in the planning and service area carried out through federally assisted programs or other public or nonprofit agencies...
Page 96 - Entitlement (For use by individuals who are not eligible for retirement benefits under Title II of the Social Security Act or under the Railroad Retirement Act.
Page 135 - Superimposed upon the lives of the low-income elderly is a vast array of complex statutory, regulatory, and decisional law. Their shelter may be provided or secured under federal and state public and subsidized housing laws, relocation laws, environmental protection laws, and zoning laws.
Page 114 - Section 105 (d) applies only to amounts attributable to periods during which the employee would be at work were it not for a personal injury or sickness. Thus, an employee is not absent from work if he is not expected to work because, for example, he has reached retirement age.
Page 341 - Veterans Administration, to Raymond Bonner, dated January 18, 1973.) Ordinarily, the VA keeps no statistical records on benefit applications from veterans with undesirable and bad conduct discharges. A study of a five month period in 1972, however, noted that only 1,305 applications for educational benefits were received from men with less than honorable discharges. Of these, 91 were approved. During this same period, more than 4,000 veterans with less than honorable discharges...