Statement of Client's Rights

 

  • You are entitled to be treated with courtesy and consideration at all times by your lawyer and his staff.
  • You are entitled to a lawyer able to handle your legal issue proficiently and thoroughly, in accordance with the highest cannons of the legal profession.
  • If you are unsatisfied with the handling of your matter, you have the right to withdraw from the attorney-client relationship at any time (court approval may be required in some mattes and your attorney may have a
    claim against you for the value of services rendered to you up to the point of discharge).
  • You are entitled to impartial and well reasoned professional judgment as well as undivided loyalty void of compromising conflicts of interest.
  • You are entitled to be charged a reasonable fee and to have your attorney explain at the outset of the attorney-client relationship how the fees and charges will be computed and the manner and frequency of billing. Moreover, you are entitled to request and receive a written itemized bill from your counsel at reasonable intervals. Finally, you may refuse to enter into any fee arrangement that you find unsatisfactory.
  • You are entitled to have your inquiries addressed in a timely fashion and to have your telephone calls returned and Emails answered within a reasonable time. You are entitled to maintain documents relating to the status of your matter, be kept-updated as to the status of same, and to receive copies of all salient documents generated with regards to the matter at issue. You are entitled to sufficient information to allow you to meaningfully participate in the development of your matter.
  • You are entitled to have your legitimate objectives respected by your attorney including whether or not to settle your matter (court approval of a settlement is required in some matters).
  • You have the right to privacy in your dealings with your attorney and to have your secrets and confidences protected to the extent permitted by law.
  • You are entitled to have your attorney act ethically in accordance with the cannons of professional responsibility.
  • You may not be refused representation on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin or disability.