Client Bill of Rights

Cameron Firm, PC, adapted this content from Section 1210.1 of the Joint Rules of the Appellate Division of New York State (22 NYCRR § 1210.1):

  1. You have a right to be treated courteously by the firm’s employees. And with consideration. At all times by your lawyer and the other lawyers and personnel in your lawyer’s office.
  2. You are entitled to an attorney capable of handling your legal matter competently and diligently, following the profession’s highest standards. Suppose you are not satisfied with how your attorney is taking your case. In that case, you have the right to withdraw from the attorney-client relationship at any time (A court may be required to approve your withdrawal in some matters. Your attorney may have a claim against you for the value of services rendered to you up to the point of discharge.
  3. You are entitled to your lawyer’s independent professional judgment and undivided loyalty uncompromised by conflicts of interest.
  4. You are entitled to be charged a reasonable fee and to have your lawyer explain how the lawyer will compute the cost. And the manner and frequency of billing. You are entitled to request and receive a written itemized bill from your attorney at reasonable intervals. You may refuse to enter into any fee arrangement that you find unsatisfactory. In case of a fee dispute, you may have the right to seek arbitration; your attorney will provide you with the necessary information regarding arbitration in case of a fee dispute or upon your request.
  5. You are entitled to have your questions and concerns addressed promptly and your telephone calls returned promptly.
  6. Your attorney is obligated to inform you of the status of your matter. And to request and receive copies of the papers. You are entitled to sufficient information to participate meaningfully in developing your case.
  7. You are entitled to have your legitimate objectives respected by your attorney, including whether or not to settle your matter. A court may require approval for some issues of a settlement).
  8. You have the right to privacy in your dealings with your lawyer and to have your secrets and confidences preserved to the extent permitted by law.
  9. You are entitled to have your attorney conduct themself ethically following the Code of Professional Responsibility.
  10. Attorneys may not refuse to represent you based on race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or disability.