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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.