Wednesday, July 24, 2013

MORE RE: STATEMENT OF CLIENT RIGHTS & DUTIES

For those in New York, there is an excellent article on page 15 of the New York State Bar News (July/August 2013) by Mark Mahoney explaining the changes to the Statement of Client's Rights and Statement of Client's Responsibilities.

Note the following:

"Among the changes to the list of 10 client responsibilities are (1) Revised language stating that clients 'should' have a candid relationship with their attorneys, rather than 'must. Earlier language implied that it was unlawful for a client to lie or withhold material information"

Comments or thoughts...especially when that material information is critical to the matter the attorney is handling?

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