My question to you is, why pay expensive retainer fees? Parent attorney’s demand retainer fees of $5,000 or more at a rate of $400 per hour. This can be beyond hard to afford for most parents. My fees include reviewing all your child’s educational documents, preparing for the Committee on Special Education (CSE), then in-turn attending the CSE meeting and review the updated Individual Education Plan (IEP) for your child. My goal is to get you and your child all the support they are entitled to receive.