16-18-24 Lien as justification for withholding money from client.
     16-18-24.   Lien as justification for withholding money from client. When the attorney claims to be entitled to a lien upon the money or property, he is not liable to the penalties of § 16-18-23 until the person demanding the money or property proffers sufficient security for the payment of the amount of the attorney's claim when it is legally ascertained.

Source: PolC 1877, ch 18, § 18; CL 1887, § 479; RPolC 1903, § 706; RC 1919, § 5269; SDC 1939, § 13.1257.