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  Contingency Fees
If a lawyer and client agree to do business on a contingency basis, the client pays no fees until the case is won, and at that time the lawyer gets a cut of the damages won.
Contingency fee advocates say they're the only way for poor people, who cannot afford fixed fees, to get the representation they deserve.
A majority of legislators seem to agree that legislation should be prompted solely from considerations of the public good, and agreements for compensation contingent upon success suggest the use of corrupt means for accomplishing the desired end and undermine the public confidence in government.
www.ncsl.org /programs/ethics/contingency_fees.htm   (1900 words)

  
  Contingency - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In philosophy and logic, contingency is the status of facts that are not logically necessary.
Contingency is opposed to necessity: a contingent act is an act which could not have been, which is not necessary (a necessary act is an act which could not not have been).
Beforehand, contingencies are hard to predict; this failure to appreciate contingencies ahead of time has led to the formulation of Murphy's law.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Contingency   (183 words)

  
 Contingent fee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A contingent fee in the United States or conditional fee in the United Kingdom is any fee for services provided where the fee is only payable if there is a favourable result.
Contingency fees also provide a powerful motivation to the attorney to work diligently on the client's case.
Contingent fees are entirely barred in the Province of Ontario.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Contingent_fee   (812 words)

  
 Contingency Plans - MID
ATS contingency routes to be used during the Y2K critical period by long haul international flights to/from and transiting the Middle East region are shown on the charts in Annex 2 to this plan, and described in detail in Annex 3.
In critical situations contingency measures and constraints need to be imposed and traffic handling strategy must be developed to avoid impact of traffic volumes taking into account the increased risk of multiple failures during the Y2K contingency period, and aiming at ensuring continuity of air traffic services operations under normal or close to normal circumstances.
Contingency plans for communication services should be prepared for activation at least 6 hours before the UTC critical time as stated in Annex 1 to the Middle East Y2K Contingency Plan and activated as soon as possible after a Y2K related failure occurs.
www.icao.int /y2k/contingency/mid.html   (6898 words)

  
 Contingency Planning Guide for Information Technology Systems
Contingency planning is designed to mitigate the risk of system and service unavailability by focusing effective and efficient recovery solutions.
At a minimum, the contingency policy should comply with federal guidance contained in the documents listed in NIST SP 800-34; agencies should evaluate their respective IT systems, operations, and requirements to determine if additional contingency planning requirements are necessary.
Ultimately, contingency plan personnel should be trained to the extent that that they are able to execute their respective recovery procedures without aid of the actual document.
www.itl.nist.gov /lab/bulletns/bltnjun02.htm   (2751 words)

  
 Contingency Fees
A number of studies refute the claim that the contingent fee encourages attorneys to take on nonmeritorious cases.
Economic disincentive alone precludes attorneys from taking a case where the plaintiff is not entitled to be compensated for injuries.
Rule 11 is a mechanism by which the court can reprimand both the plaintiff and the attorney for bringing a frivolous claim.
www.gtla.org /public/contingency/frivolous.html   (443 words)

  
 National Contingency Plan Overview, Oil Program, US EPA
The National Contingency Plan is the result of our country's efforts to develop a national response capability and promote overall coordination among the hierarchy of responders and contingency plans.
The first National Contingency Plan was developed and published in 1968 in response to a massive oil spill from the oil tanker Torrey Canyon off the coast of England the year before.
The latest revisions to the NCP were finalized in 1994 to reflect the oil spill provisions of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990.
www.epa.gov /oilspill/ncpover.htm   (299 words)

  
 PSS™MUST Capabilities - Contingency Analysis
A full AC contingency analysis of the post-contingency system is carried out for each contingency and the results are stored for reporting and review.
AC contingency analysis in PSS™MUST is performed on the pre-shift case and does not directly calculate the AC contingency results after a specified transfer or specified transaction(s).
Island composition for contingencies that create buses, which are not connected to the swing bus.
www.pti-us.com /pti/software/must/ac_conting_analysis.cfm   (656 words)

  
 Contingency Theory - Fiedler Hersey Blanchard Vroom Yetton
Contingency theories are a class of behavioral theory that contend that there is no one best way of organizing / leading and that an organizational / leadership style that is effective in some situations may not be successful in others.
In contingency theory of leadership, the success of the leader is a function of various contingencies in the form of subordinate, task, and/or group variables.
Contingency theory is similar to situational theory in that there is an assumption of no simple one right way.
www.valuebasedmanagement.net /methods_contingency_theory.html   (447 words)

  
 Contingency of Creation
Thomas Aquinas in the thirteenth century expanded Augustine's cosmological argument for God's existence to include the logical sub-thesis that "contingent things demand a non-contingent Being." A non-contingent Being is required as their source, or else contingency of origin keeps extending backward indefinitely, and as their functional correlative, or else there is a vacuous determinism.
In essence this study on the "contingency of creation" is an attempt to apply Einstein's "theory of relativity" to a Christian understanding of cosmology and theology.
The contingency of creation is being ever more clearly documented and explained as science observes the evidence for the "singularity" of the origin and commencement of the universe.
www.christinyou.net /pages/creatcont.html   (2478 words)

  
 Natasha Levinson - Unsettling Identities: Conceptualizing Contingency
Reconceptualizing identity as contingency poses a challenge to those who those who mistake the politics of recognition to mean that one sets the terms by which one is understood by others since contingency underscores the moments of disjuncture between the ways in which we are positioned by particular others and our own self-understandings.
In other words, to conceive of gender as a contingent identity is not to say that gender doesn't matter, but nor is it to suggest that we lack agency in relation to the complex configurations of gender possibilities.
Contingency is harnessed to Rorty's attempt to ground solidarity in something other than an empty call to "our common humanity," namely in a specific identity, activity or affiliation that we both participate in.
www.ed.uiuc.edu /EPS/PES-Yearbook/97_docs/levinson.html   (4835 words)

  
 CertMag.com Contingency Planning and Disaster Recovery
Contingency planning, also referred to as business continuity planning (BCP), is a coordinated strategy that involves plans, procedures and technical measures to enable the recovery of systems, operations and data after a disruption.
The contingency plan must be developed with the input and support of line managers and all key constituencies, since the plan will need to work across the organization.
Contingency Operations (Physical Safeguard): Contingency operations establish (and implement as needed) procedures that allow facility access in support of restoration of lost data under the disaster recovery plan and emergency mode operation plan in the event of an emergency.
www.certmag.com /articles/templates/cmag_techniques.asp?articleid=995&zoneid=95   (1451 words)

  
 The Official Website of the 2007 Fun Ford Weekend Drag Racing Series
Unless otherwise directed, all contingency winners need to have both the parts and the decals on the cars.
The acceptance of any contingency award from a specific sponsor will allow that sponsor to use a photo of the recipient's car for advertising and promotional purposes without additional permission.
Contingency payments will be for products purchased new by the original customer only and not for used or second hand components.
www.funfordevents.com /index.php?submenu=Contingency&src=gendocs&link=Contingency   (307 words)

  
 Ministry of the Attorney General - Contingency Fees - March 2004
Contingency fee arrangements allow lawyers and their clients to agree that the lawyer will be paid only in the event of success.
Allows the courts to review contingency fee contracts and to endorse negotiated fees above the prescribed standards where it is fair to do so.
The deadline for written responses to the proposed draft regulation on contingency fees was April 22, 2004.
www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca /english/about/contingency   (336 words)

  
 Contingency Plan - Section II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Contingency Planning Manager: The Contingency Planning Manager, when designated by the Chairman, reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for specific staff assignments.
The Public Information Officer is also responsible for disseminating accurate information, obtained from the Contingency Planning Manager, to the general public, advising them on the status of the situation and providing guidelines for energy demand reduction and mandatory programs.
Contingency Planning Staff: Under direction of the Contingency Planning Manager, is responsible for situation monitoring, analysis of impacts, response planning, report preparation, and program implementation.
www.energy.ca.gov /contingency/plan/section2.html   (3008 words)

  
 Y2K Contingency Planning
The UIC Year 2000 Project's Unit Toolkit on Year 2000 Contingency Planning (http://y2kuiteam.uillinois.edu/html/unit_cp_toolkit_options.html) is designed to help UIC campus units develop their Year 2000 contingency plans.
Contingency planning is a critical part of that process -- providing backup plans in the event risks are realized and recovery plans to make a smooth transition back to normal operations at the earliest possible time.
Contingency plans are not new -- many organizations already have business continuity or disaster recovery plans for natural disasters, campus accidents, computer system failures, and power or telecommunications outages.
www.uic.edu /depts/accc/newsletter/adn25/y2k.html   (1807 words)

  
 TCYorktown Contingency Preparedness   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
In 1995, the school was temporarily closed for restructuring and then renamed the Contingency Preparedness School.
During that time, the instructor staff revised and developed new curriculum to teach contingency planning skills and response management with emphasis on all hazards.
A contingency involves a response situation that requires a level of activity that exceeds a unit’s scope of normal operations.
www.uscg.mil /tcyorktown/mschools/cps/index.shtm   (208 words)

  
 FEWS NET Contingency & Response Planningr
Coordination and preparing the contingency planning process An effective contingency planning process involves multiple actors, be they different offices or staff members in one organization or staff from different organizations.
Contingency planning can be an intensive process and often one carried out in a busy environment where people have limited time and resources to dedicate to the process.
Moreover, regular update of contingency plans is one way to facilitate the continuation of the contingency planning process, and hence, the relationships developed during the process.
www.fews.net /plan/index.aspx?pageID=planCPProcess   (796 words)

  
 Contingency :: d20srd.org
The contingency spell and the companion spell are cast at the same time.
The spell to be brought into effect by the contingency must be one that affects your person and be of a spell level no higher than one-third your caster level (rounded down, maximum 6th level).
In all cases, the contingency immediately brings into effect the companion spell, the latter being “cast” instantaneously when the prescribed circumstances occur.
www.d20srd.org /srd/spells/contingency.htm   (305 words)

  
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The purpose of preparing for contingencies and disasters is to provide for the continuation of critical missions and business functions in the event of disruptions.
A contingency plan, which consists of an emergency response plan, a backup operations plan, and a post-disaster recovery plan, must be prepared for all general support system.
A contingency plan consisting of a backup operations plan and a post-disaster recovery plan, must be prepared for all major applications.
www.usdoj.gov /jmd/irm/lifecycle/appendixc26.htm   (1356 words)

  
 Contingency Funding
This is called the Contingency Funding process, and is available for registered groups who did not apply for EAF funding during the annual process, for registered that have a need for additional funding, or for newly recognized student groups.
Contingency Funds are not for programs or events that have already occurred or for proposed expenditures already reviewed during the annual EAF process.
To apply for Fall Contingency funding, Contingency forms I, II-A and B, form III, form V, and VI must be submitted and forms, and the Travel Authorization Form must be submitted as appropriate.
www.uakron.edu /studentlife/source/confund.php   (762 words)

  
 WORLDLawDirect - Contingency lawyer fees
A contingency fee is an arrangement between a lawyer and a client where the lawyer is paid a percentage of the recovery (i.e.
Sometimes, the fee is on a sliding scale; for example, the lawyer will receive 25 percent if the case settles before filing the lawsuit, 33 and 1/3 percent if the case goes to trial, and 40 percent if the case is appealed.
A lawyer may accept the case on a contingent fee basis but ask the client to pay a certain amount to cover some of the litigation costs.
www.worldlawdirect.com /article/960/Contingency_lawyer_fees.html   (216 words)

  
 negotiating contingencies in real estate contracts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Contingencies are important in real estate contracts because they limit a buyer's or seller's responsibility to fulfill the contract and close the deal.
Suppose the inspection is performed within the required time frame, it shows a cracked tile in the corner by the fireplace, and the buyer reports that problem to the seller.
Contingencies are a part of real estate contracts and so are renegotiations -- but only in limited areas and according to the contract.
www.realestateabc.com /insights/contingencies.htm   (488 words)

  
 Business continuity planning - be prepared with our continuity planning for your business - stop business interruptions ...
Contingency Now is a professional risk management services company delivering comprehensive business contingency plans to increase operational efficiency, mitigate and/or eliminate risk, and increase revenue visibility.
As a virtual partner to your recovery solution, Contingency Now ensures your business and technology teams know what, when, where and how to keep the business profitable during any size crisis.
Contingency Now will be presenting “Business Continuity and Avian Flu” to the Kansas City IEEE chapter on June 15, 2006...
www.contingencynow.com   (244 words)

  
 MUSC Information Security Standards: Contingency Plan
The purpose of a contingency plan is to document the specific procedures and activities necessary to (a) reduce recovery and business continuity risks to acceptable levels, and (b) meet all legal, regulatory and policy requirements.
A contingency plan involves establishing and maintaining set of procedures and record keeping activities intended to ensure that information systems and their data are recoverable in the event of major system failure or disaster, and to safeguard the continuity of mission-critical business operations (including academic, patient care, administrative, financial, and infrastructure systems) during such events.
Contingency plans should not be published except in the context of official MUSC contingency planning documentation.
www.musc.edu /security/standards/MUSC-Contingency-Plan.html   (1328 words)

  
 Manual for Environmental Health Contingency Planning for Floods in the Caribbean   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The EH contingency plan must be part of the national health sector plan which in turn should seamlessly fits into the national emergency response plan.
A schedule for the review and updating of the contingency plan should be developed and adhered to.
Operationalize the contingency plan under the authority of the designated entity in response to predetermined indicators and triggers.
www.disaster-info.net /carib/EHplanning1.htm   (925 words)

  
 GreenTruck: Hazardous Waste: Emergency Procedures, Contingency Planning, and Notification
The purpose of a contingency plan is to help you prepare and plan for accidents that could possibly occur at your facility.
A contingency plan must be carried out immediately if there is an emergency and can be thought of as a set of answers to a series of "what if" questions.
Copies of the contingency plan must be submitted to the local police and fire departments, hospitals, and State and local emergency response teams that may be called upon to provide emergency services.
www.greentruck.com /waste/1208.html   (746 words)

  
 Michael Shermer, "Glorious Contingency," 1999   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
So powerful are the effects of contingency that a small change in the early stages of a sequence can produce large effects in the later stages.
The uncertainty, of our past and unpredictability of our future created by contingency is what makes this such a challenging idea to historians and scientists, whose models and laws call for a search for unifying generalities, not capricious happenstances.
As Gould notes, contingency is an unpredictable sequence of antecedent states, not randomness, chanciness, or accident.
www.stephenjaygould.org /library/shermer_contingency.html   (1504 words)

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