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Client’s Rights

January 20, 2015

We have previously written about the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) rules governing how New York attorneys must conduct themselves when dealing with a client.

Here are Rules numbered 5) through 10) of the NYSBA “Statement of Client’s Rights,” which we proudly strive to comply with in all of our dealings with clients of our firm:

5. You are entitled to have your questions and concerns addressed promptly and to receive a prompt reply to your letters, telephone calls, emails, faxes, and other communications.

6. You are entitled to be kept reasonably informed as to the status of your matter and are entitled to have your attorney promptly comply with your reasonable requests for information, including your requests for copies of papers relevant to the matter. You are entitled to sufficient information to allow you to participate meaningfully in the development of your matter and make informed decisions regarding the representation.

7. You are entitled to have your legitimate objectives respected by your attorney. In particular, the decision of whether to settle your matter is yours and not your lawyer’s. (Court approval of a settlement is required in some matters.)

8. You have the right to privacy in your communications with your lawyer and to have your confidential information preserved by your lawyer to the extent required by law.

9. You are entitled to have your attorney conduct himself or herself ethically in accordance with the New York Rules of Professional Conduct.

10. You may not be refused representation on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin or disability.

Contact us at 1(800) 427-9546 if we can be of service to you or your family in all matters of Accidents, Personal Injuries and Medical Malpractice.

Respectfully submitted,

Oliveri & Schwartz, P.C.

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