Concluding the Legal Representation
We hope that our service exceeded your expectations and that we accomplished all that we set out to do for you in the manner we promised. Ideally, our relationship will last beyond the completion of any specific engagement.
Our representation of you in a particular matter will conclude as stated in the engagement letter, or not later than the payment of a final billing statement for your matter.
As part of our services, you will receive copies (or originals, as appropriate) of documents created on your behalf. Following the conclusion of an engagement, the file for this matter will be closed and stored for a minimum of seven (7) years – or longer, at the discretion of the law firm. The vast majority of documents and records, if not all, will be archived in electronic format. If you request documents after the files have been archived, you may be charged for the retrieval. Original documents you provided to us will be returned to you. The file and its contents may be destroyed after seven years without further notice to you.
You may terminate your agreement with the law firm at any time upon written notice to John L Lumpkins, Jr. Likewise, the firm reserves the right to withdraw as your counsel upon written notice to you. Unless we agree otherwise, email is an acceptable form of written communication.