End-of-life notice: American Legal Ethics Library
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New Hampshire Rules of Professional Conduct
New Hampshire Comment - Rule 1.4
 The premise of this section is that the client has a right to be informed in most cases of the nature of the legal problem, the consequences of choices to be made and the legitimate alternatives available to address the client’s problem. Further, this section assumes that the client will make the choices in accord with Rule 1.2(a). Finally, this section establishes a right of the client to be informed of the progress of the lawyer’s handling of the matter at least insofar as major events are concerned.