A retainer is like a security deposit you pay your lawyer. It is a sum of money that insures the lawyer will work on your case. The lawyer is not allowed to withdraw money from the retainer until he or she earns and completes work on your case. Here at Springs Law Group, we withdraw from the retainer at the end of the month for the work we have done on your case. We also have a replenishing retainer. What that means is, once we withdraw from your retainer, we ask you to replenish it to the original balance. Think of it as filling up your gas tank before you hit the empty light. We dont want you running out of gas halfway through your case!