LEGAL GUIDE
Written by attorney Karen F. Winner | Nov 8, 2019

DO YOU KNOW YOUR RIGHTS WITH YOUR ATTORNEY IN New York?

The Statement of Client's Rights in NY guarantees that you will be able to look at your court file, negotiate your fee contract with your attorney, be told the status of your case, and other rights too. I know about these rights because I drafted them myself. Now they are enshrined as court rules.

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Non-divorce clients in New York can get more information at https://www.nycourts.gov/litigants/clientsrights.shtml Divorce clients can see the complete Statement of Client Rights at http://ww2.nycourts.gov/divorce/part1400.shtml which has links to the following topics: Look for: 1400.2. Statement of Client's Rights and Responsibilities. Also see -- With Fee | Without Fee 1400.3. Written Retainer Agreement. 1400.4. Nonrefundable Retainer Fee. 1400.5. Security Interests. 1400.6. [Repealed.] 1400.7. Fee Arbitration.

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