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Statement of Client Rights

IMPORTANT NOTE: The English version of this document will govern any relationship.  Any translated version is provided for convenience only and will not be interpreted to modify the English version.

  1. You are entitled to be treated with courtesy and consideration at all times by any person associated with the Newman Law Offices (the "Firm").

  2. You are entitled to an attorney capable of handling your legal matter competently, diligently, and promptly in accordance with the highest standards of the profession. 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 have the right to obtain a second opinion from someone within or outside the Firm.

  4. You are entitled to your attorney’s independent professional judgment and undivided loyalty, uncompromised by any un-waived conflict of interest.

  5. You are entitled to be charged a reasonable fee and to have your attorney 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.

  6. You are entitled to have your questions and concerns addressed in a prompt manner and to have your contact returned promptly.

  7. You are entitled to be apprised and 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.

  8. 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).

  9. You have the right to privacy in your dealings with your attorney and to have your secrets and confidences preserved to the extent permitted by law.

  10. You are entitled to have your attorney conduct himself or herself ethically in accordance with any applicable Rules of Professional Responsibility, which, unless stated otherwise, will be those from the District of Columbia


Working at the intersection of litigation, business, and 

intellectual property



Working at the intersection of litigation, business, and intellectual property

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