We published the Client's Bill of Rights in 1996. Fifteen years later, the second edition is now available in ebook form through Amazon's Kindle. To buy a copy ($2.99), visit the Kindle Store.
The Client's Bill of Rights introduces clients to
the unique relationship they have with lawyers. Most clients don't realize that
they are supposed to have control of the lawyer's representation and that the
lawyer reports to them. Respect, competence, and a reasonable fee are some of
the client's rights. The Client Bill of Rights lists ten rights and explains
what clients should reasonably expect.
The Client's Bill of Rights1. Clients Are Entitled To Respect
2. Clients Are Entitled To Control
3. Clients Are Entitled To Competence
4. Clients Are Entitled To Attention
5. Clients Are Entitled To Loyalty
6. Clients Are Entitled To The Truth
7. Clients Are Entitled To Efficiency
8. Clients Are Entitled To Budgets
9. Clients Are Entitled To A Fair Written Agreement
10. Clients Are Entitled To Reasonable Bills
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Publications include: To Get Paid, Get Reasonable, Trial Practice Checklists (West Group); Legal Fees: Law and Management (Carolina Academic Press), CGL, Civilian's Guide to Lawyers, Client Bill of Rights, Client-friendly billing agreement, hourly fees.
Headquarters in Great Falls, Northern Virginia, USA, in the Metropolitan Washington DC (District of Columbia) area.