Posted by Anna on October 22, 1999 at 09:15:44:
Some useful URL's for tenants considering litigation, from the NYS Unified Court System:
STATEMENT OF CLIENT'S RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Your attorney is providing you with this document to inform you of what you, as a client, are entitled to by law or by custom. To help prevent any misunderstanding between you and your attorney please read this document carefully.
If you ever have any questions about these rights, or about the way your case is being handled, do not hesitate to ask your attorney. He or she should be readily available to represent your best interests and keep you informed about your case.
STATEMENT OF CLIENT'S RESPONSIBILITIES
Reciprocal trust, courtesy and respect are the hallmarks of the attorney-client relationship. Within that relationship, the client looks to the attorney for expertise, education, sound judgment, protection, advocacy and representation. These expectations can be achieved only if the client
fulfills the following responsibilities:
please note that the link to NYC-HC on UCS is still broken, use the one below instead. note also that they have not updated anything for months... most useful pages: Civil Court Directory, containing basic how-to answer court papers, tel numbers, etc., in the left column.
click on 'Public' in right column for $25 Lawyer Referral service and other info:
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