How do I record a Retainer?

How Do I Record a New Retainer?

When taking in any kind of advanced client payment, retainer or recording a deposit to the Trust account you will want to enter it as a New Trust/Retainer Payment. You can also create a retainer with a credit card via LawPay.

Please note, this option is also available in the Quick Add
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