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This Client Agreement (the "Agreement") is entered into by and between Inter-State Investigative Services, Inc. ("IIS") and the above mentioned ("Client"). The parties jointly agree as follows: 1. Services to be Rendered. Client desires IIS to perform, and IIS agrees to perform, general investigative services within negotiated budget, and additional services as requested by client and approved by IIS. 2. Term of Agreement. Subject to the receipt by IIS of any retainer as set forth below, and subject to the approval of the President of IIS, the term of this Agreement is effective beginning on the date retained by the client, and will encompass all matters for which IIS is retained by the client or firm, continuing until canceled in writing by either party. 3. Terms of Payment. In consideration for performing the services described herein, Client shall compensate IIS as follows: varies hourly, plus all expenses incurred by IIS. In contracted Federal/County cases, IIS will be compensated as determined by the associated court order and payment will be expected from the governing agency. By signing this Agreement, you authorize IIS to retain third party vendors and service providers IIS deems necessary to complete the services to be provided hereunder, and Client agrees to pay all such vendors and service providers and or reimburse IIS for charges it incurs for same. Client shall be billed monthly and all invoices are due upon receipt. Unpaid balances will incur a 1.5% per month (18%) annual interest charge. Client understands IIS' charges are not contingent on obtaining any particular result or information and that said fees are for the time expended by IIS on client matters. Client is responsible for all costs, interest and attorney's fees incurred by IIS to recover balances, which remain unpaid 30 days after a final billing statement. 4. Client's Representations and Warranties Regarding the Use of IIS Services and Information Provided Hereunder. Client agrees, represents and warrants that all services and information received from IIS shall be for legal and moral purposes, and Client accepts all responsibility for the use of said information. Client hereby defends, indemnifies and agrees to hold IIS harmless from any and all claims by third parties arising from the use of any information hereunder by Client. 5. Accuracy of Information Provided by IIS. Client understands and agrees that many sources of public record information provide data via a remote or on-location computer database. IIS makes no warranties, expressed or implied that the information provided by computer or other databases is accurate. Databases may be incomplete, or may be limited in scope to a particular time period. While all reasonable efforts are taken to assure that all of the relevant material is obtained from each source checked, IIS is not responsible for the incompleteness of a governmental agency's or private company's computer database, or any other source of information. IIS collects and obtains information in accordance with applicable regulations and laws. 6. Disclosure of Information Obtained by IIS; Limitations on Liability for Disclosures. (a) While IIS and its investigators are not attorneys, and do not provide legal advice, Client agrees and understands that various statutes and the rules of criminal and civil procedure of Arizona and other state and federal courts may require disclosure of information obtained during the course of an investigation conducted in conjunction with active litigation or in anticipation of litigation, and Client hereby consents to all legally required disclosure of information by IIS without liability on the part of IIS. (b) Client understands that whether the matter is criminal or civil, state or federal proceeding, all relevant information obtained regarding the requested investigation will be reported to the Client. Client understands that unless otherwise requested, all relevant information will be delivered in writing. IIS does not edit the information received from witnesses or obtained through research regarding the requested services, regardless of the consequences to the case related to the services provided. Should Client wish to review the results of any investigation with the investigator prior to the documentation of same, or receive only verbal reports, it is Client's responsibility to advise IIS of that desire. (c) If subpoenaed to testify in any matter, the results of the investigation conducted by IIS will be disclosed or held confidential in accordance with applicable statute(s) or rule(s), and as advised by our legal counsel or a court. This document and the resulting request of the client to provide or withhold written reports, may also be discoverable in a deposition or via other questioning pursuant to a subpoena, such as testimony in a court or administrative proceeding. "In the event that IIS is required to provide material or testimony in response to a subpoena or court order, the client will be responsible for all fees incurred during preparation of material as well as any and all time spent in preparing for, traveling to and providing of testimony." (d) Any information delivered verbally to the client, as well as the request for a verbal report, may also be discoverable. Client agrees that neither IIS nor its investigators will be responsible for the consequences to Client, or any party, which Client represents, as a result of such disclosures. If Client has any questions about this policy or the possible consequences thereof, Client may submit their inquiry to IIS, or seek the advice of independent legal counsel. (e) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, in the event IIS is required to disclose information obtained during the course of an investigation pursuant to a valid subpoena or order by a court or other governmental body or as otherwise required by law, prior to any such compelled disclosure, IIS shall (i) notify Client of the legal process, and allow Client to assert the privileged and confidential nature of the information against the third party seeking disclosure and (ii) cooperate fully with Client in protecting against any such disclosure and/or obtaining a protective order narrowing the scope of such disclosure and/or use of the information. In the event that such protection against disclosure is not obtained, IIS shall be entitled to disclose the information, but only as and to the extent necessary to legally comply with such compelled disclosure. 7. Termination. This Agreement will terminate by the written request of either party. IIS will not terminate this Agreement unless Client breaches this Agreement, fails to pay for services rendered when billed, violates local, State or Federal law, or IIS otherwise determines termination is in its best interests. Upon termination of this Agreement, Client agrees to immediately tender to IIS all amounts due for services rendered. Client agrees IIS may retain any information/withhold any services to be provided if Client fails to pay for services rendered as required hereunder. 8. Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is declared void or unenforceable, such provision shall be deemed severed from this Agreement, and all remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect. If any such provision is declared unenforceable in part, then only the part declared to be unenforceable shall be severed, and the remainder of such provision shall continue in full force and effect. 9. Attorneys' Fees and Costs. If either party brings suit or retains an attorney to enforce the terms of this Agreement, or to collect any monies due hereunder, or to collect any money damages for breach hereof, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover, in addition to any other relief, reimbursement for reasonable attorneys' fees, court costs and other related expenses incurred in connection therewith. 10. Waiver. The waiver by IIS of the breach of any provision of this Agreement by Client shall not be construed to be, nor shall be, a waiver of such provision or of any succeeding breach of the same or any other provision of this Agreement. 11. Governing Law. This Agreement is made under and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Arizona. 12. Modification or Amendment. No modification or amendment of this Agreement shall be effective unless same is in writing and signed by the parties. 13. Binding Effect/Assignment. All of the terms, covenants, conditions and provisions contained in this Agreement shall be binding upon and shall inure to the benefit of IIS and its successors and assigns and Client and Client's heirs and personal representatives and successors. IIS may assign this Agreement at its discretion. Client may not assign this Agreement without the written consent of IIS. 14. Entire Agreement. This Agreement represents the entire agreement of the parties with respect to this Client relationship, and all agreements entered into prior to the date hereof are revoked and superseded by this Agreement. No representations, warranties, inducements or oral agreements have been made by any of the parties except as expressly set forth herein.