Fee Arbitration Program

If you have a dispute arising out of fees paid to your attorney or fees that your attorney says you owe, the Kern County Bar Association provides an informal, confidential and low-cost alternative forum for resolving your fee dispute. Either a client or an attorney may file for Fee Arbitration through the KCBA Fee Arbitration Program, but the process is mandatory for attorneys should a client file.

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Indigent Defense Program (IDP)

The Kern County Bar Association has overseen an Indigent Defense Program (IDP) since 1996. This program provides counsel to indigent defendants in criminal cases upon appointment by the court.

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