Yes. There should definitely be an agreement that sets out the terms of the representation, including that it is on a pro bono basis. I would suggest that you contact your attorney and request a formal agreement that you both sign.
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Yes it's always a good idea to reduce your agreement to writing in case of a later conflict or dispute.
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I would add that in addition to it being a good idea, it is now a BBO requirement that all relationships be documented with an engagement letter. Let your attorney know that you feel it is important and if he is still reluctant, I would try to see if someone else might be able to assist you.
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Yes, there should be an agreement. Recent changes in Massachusetts law require a written fee agreement.
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