California Code of Civil Procedure Section 1021

CA Civ Pro Code § 1021 (2017)  

Except as attorney’s fees are specifically provided for by statute, the measure and mode of compensation of attorneys and counselors at law is left to the agreement, express or implied, of the parties; but parties to actions or proceedings are entitled to their costs, as hereinafter provided.

(Amended by Stats. 1986, Ch. 377, Sec. 2.)

Last modified: October 25, 2018