Steps Required to Complete the Retainer
Thank you for choosing me to represent you in your legal matter.
You must complete the retainer process before I become your lawyer.
1. Complete the Client Identification Form, 2. Sign the Retainer Form,
3. Provide Retainer Payment and Attend a Video Conference.
Step 1: Client Identification
The Law Society of Ontario requires lawyers obtain certain basic information about clients and any third parties that retain their services. Click here for more information about these requirements.
Kindly complete the client intake form linked below and email a copy of government issued photo identification such as a driver's licence or passport (health card not accepted) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 3: Payment & Video Conference
I will send payment and fee information to you with the retainer. You can make payment via email transfer to email@example.com. If paying by cheque, pay to the order of
"Daniel Rosman in Trust" Once payment is received, we will arrange a video conference to verify the information provided and to get started on your case.
Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns. Remember that all steps in the retainer process are required by the Law Society of Ontario (formerly the Law Society of Upper Canada) and there are no exceptions.
I am not retained and I am not your lawyer until all the above steps are complete including signing the retainer and providing payment.
What is a retainer payment?
A retainer payment is required for all our civil litigation files. These funds are held in trust on your behalf and only accessed once I have sent you an invoice. In other words, the bank holds this money and it is only transferred to me once work is completed.