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Rule changes affecting family law practice (8909)

Several changes in the New York Court Rules and Regulations impact day-to-day practice for family law attorneys. These changes include retainer letter requirements, the Statement of Client Rights, and attorney-client fee dispute resolution.Retainer LettersPart 1400 of the New York Court ...

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Assigned counsel, law guardian rates increased

Family law practitioners are aware of the inadequacy of the statutory compensation rates provided for attorneys serving as assigned counsel and Law Guardians, i.e., $40/hr. in-court, $25/hr. out-of-court. These rates were low when they were set by the legislature fifteen ...

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