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Agents fully assume the payment of the approved attorney's fees.
Attorneys who receive a portion of a title insurance premium must complete a schedule of services showing the services and the charges normally imposed by the attorney for those services. The schedule must be provided at least 30 days prior to the first payment being made.
The attorney must present a Schedule T-00 showing the fees in each file for which payment is sought. The payment must not be for a referral of business and the attorney must stand behind his professional opinion.Please note: In other states, attorneys may be approved for settlement and closing the transaction. That is not the case in Texas where attorneys who operate as escrow officers and in the name of the title company are called Fee Attorneys. Other attorneys operate independently of the title company and are paid a portion of the premium under P-22 Neither of these attorneys are Approved Attorneys in Texas.
See Procedural Rule P-22 for details