Letter of Authorization for Legal Representation

If you are in the middle of a lawsuit, it would not be wise to represent your own case. A lawyer is the best professional to present your case. He or she has the knowledge and skills to handle your case. One way to have a lawyer represent you is to write a letter of authorization for Legal Representation.

A Legal Representation Authorization letter is a formal letter that asks the receiver to represent you. It is better to put both of your agreements in writing to prove that he will be your legal lawyer. It is also a safe way to state the terms of his hiring contract. You can also write this letter if you cannot go in a very important event because of emergencies. Just make sure that the person knows exactly what to do in that event.

The letter needs to be short and precise. Write down all the necessary details especially the payment details. Always put your contact information so you can modify the terms if he would not agree. Also leave a space for him to sign so he can use the letter as a proof.

Here is a sample letter to authorize legal representation:


January 20, 2010

James Waltz, Esq.
1161 Highland Drive
Green Bay, WI 54303

Dear Mr. Waltz,

I am authorizing you to act as my legal lawyer to handle the court case that I filed against League Pony Ltd. Enclosed with this letter is a $5000 check for the first retainer.

I understand that your rate is $300 per hour and $200 for additional filings. If I exceeded from the payment, please let me know. Wait for my approval for the additional retainer. I do also recall that you said in a phone conversation that the case will not cost more than $30,000.

Please sign at the bottom of this letter if you agree on the terms. If you still have other arrangements for the matter, don’t hesitate to call me at 252-335-7292 or send a message at EulaKissell@jissax.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


Eula Bissell
Jissax Corporation


James Waltz
Legal Lawyer

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