Article 11. Resolution of Fee Disputes
Rule 14-1101. Definitions.
As used in this article:
(a). "Bar"means the Utah State Bar;
(b) "chair"means the chair of the Utah State Bar Fee Dispute Resolution Committee;
(c) "client"means a person or entity who, directly or through an authorized representative,consults, retains or secures legal services or advice from a lawyer in thelawyer?s professional capacity;
(d) "Committee" means the Utah StateBar Fee Dispute Resolution Committee;
(e) "decision"means the determination made by the panel in a fee arbitration proceeding;
(f) "executivedirector" means the executive director of the Bar or his or her designee;
(g) "he" andthe masculine pronouns includes "she" and feminine pronouns;
(h) "lawyer"or "attorney" means a person admitted to the practice of law in Utah,which may include a lawyer?s assignee;
(i) "panel" means the arbitrator(s) assigned to hear a feedispute and to issue a decision;
(j) "petition"means a written request for fee arbitration in a form approved by theCommittee;
(k) "petitioner"means the party requesting fee arbitration and can be either a client or anattorney; and
(l) "respondent"means the party with whom the petitioner has a fee dispute and can be either anattorney or a client.