According to the New Jersey Rules of Professional Conduct, “a lawyer shall keep a client reasonably informed about the status of a matter and promptly comply with reasonable requests for information.” RPC 1.4(b). Not only is regular communication with the client mandatory, but it is also just good practice.
Administrative & Regulatory Violations
Design professionals and contractors are all subject to administrative regulation the State of New Jersey. These regulations range from professional codes of conduct to code enforcement. Often, a violation of a particular administrative regulation or professional code of conduct may result in a complaint being filed with or prosecuted directly by one of the many professional boards and administrative agencies in the state. The penalties may include fines, restitution, or license suspension, and the professional boards and administrative agencies have ultimate authority in deciding if a violation has occurred, whether to prosecute a violation, and what the penalty should be in the case of a violation. We are experienced in responding to such violations and interacting with the respective professional board or administrative agency in order to best protect our clients interests and professional licensure.
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Oh v. Kang was an unpublished decision of our Appellate Division issued on March 12, 2015. The matter before the Court seemed relatively straightforward – whether the trial Court’s dismissal of the dental malpractice complaint was appropriate under the Affidavit of Merit Statute N.J.S.A. 2A:53A-27.