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Disclaimer and Client's Rights
The information contained in this web site does not constitute legal advice, it does not create an attorney-client relationship, and it is not an offer to provide legal services.
Frank G. Maggio, Esq. is licensed to practice law in the State of New York and this web site is intended for use, only by those seeking legal representation in the State of New York.
We make no promises about the accuracy or adequacy of any information contained in this web site or any associated web sites linked to this web site.
Because legal advice must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each individual client, nothing herein should be used as a substitute for personal legal advice from a competent attorney. You should not act or refrain from acting on the basis of any information included in this web site.
E-mails or other correspondences with this firm do not create an attorney-client relationship. To hire this firm, an express written and duly executed retainer agreement between this firm and the client is required.
This web site contains attorney advertising and the results obtained in prior cases do not guarantee a similar outcome in future cases.
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Statement of Client’s Rights
1. You are entitled to be treated with courtesy and 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, in accordance with the highest standards of the profession. If you are not satisfied with how your matter is being handled, you have the right to withdraw from the attorney-client relationship at any time (court approval may be required in some matters and 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 at the outset how the fee will be computed 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.
5. You are entitled to have your questions and concerns addressed in a prompt manner and to have your telephone calls returned promptly.
6. You are entitled to be kept informed as to the status of your matter and to request and receive copies of papers. You are entitled to sufficient information to allow you to participate meaningfully in the development of your matter.
7. 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).
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 himself or herself ethically in accordance with the Code of Professional Responsibility.
10. You may not be refused representation on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin or disability.
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