Listed below are the Attorney's professional responsibilities to his Clients:
- Keep Client conversations confidential, unless the Client has signed a waiver of such.
- Represent Client ethically, zealously and within the bounds of the law.
- Thoroughly analyze legal issues in a Client's case.
- Communicate with Client in a timely and efficient manner.
- Return monies or property to Client when requested to do so.
- Keep a Client's personal property and money separate from his or her own property and money.
- Do not engage in personal relationships with Clients.
- Don't act against Client's best interest.
- Be loyal to Client.
- Don't create a conflict of interest.
Listed below are the Client's responsibilities to the Attorney and role he/she plays in resolving the case:
- Pay legal fees as set out in the Attorney-Client contract or oral agreement.
- Be truthful with your Attorney.
- Cooperate with your Attorney in timely resolving your case.
- Make yourself available to your Attorney to discuss legal strategies in your case.
- Arrive to court proceedings on time and dressed properly.
- Provide Attorney with any requested documents as soon as possible.
- Obtain any required documents to assist in disposing of your case.
- If you are unable to obtain required documents by your court ordered deadline, contact your Attorney as soon
These lists serve as a sample of both the Attorney and Client's responsibilities during the Attorney-Client relationship. Should issues arise or problems occur, immediate and constant contact between the Attorney and Client can remedy a whole host of problems in the future.
If you are charged with a crime, retain an Attorney as soon as possible and work closely with your Attorney to assist in resolving your case. For a free consultation, please contact Tawanda Williams Law Office, PLLC at 901-206-8200.