Chapter 1. Attorneys and Counselors At Law - California Code of Civil Procedure Section 283

283.  An attorney and counselor shall have authority:
   1. To bind his client in any of the steps of an action or
proceeding by his agreement filed with the Clerk, or entered upon the
minutes of the Court, and not otherwise;
   2. To receive money claimed by his client in an action or
proceeding during the pendency thereof, or after judgment, unless a
revocation of his authority is filed, and upon the payment thereof,
and not otherwise, to discharge the claim or acknowledge satisfaction
of the judgment.

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