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The content of this website contains general information and may not reflect current legal developments. Such content is designed only to give general information on the developments actually covered. It is not intended to be a comprehensive summary of recent developments in the law, treat exhaustively the subjects covered, provide legal advice or render a legal opinion. Since the law is constantly changing and since the law will vary based on different facts and circumstances, statement on this website regarding the status of a given issue may not be current or applicable to your particular situation. You should not take any action based on the information in this website. The content is provided without warranty of any kind, whether express, implied or statutory. “CLS” is not and will not be responsible for damages of any sort in any way, and howsoever caused arising out of , or otherwise in connection with, the use of this site in reliance with any of the information available in this site.
PARALEGAL – CLIENT RELATIONSHIP
The materials on this website are intended for informational purposes only. The materials on this website are not intended to be, nor should they be interpreted as legal advice or opinion. The reader should not consider this information to create paralegal-client relationship. If the legal advice is required, please contact our office to discuss your matter and whether we can resolve it or represent you in any way.
Each Legal Situation is unique and requires individual attention, we urge you to seek the advice of a legal professional and not rely on the information posted on this or any website.
Paralegal have a duty to keep the personal information of their clients confidential. “CLS” recognizes the importance of privacy and the sensitivity of client information. Our relationship with the clients is based on trust and we are committed to protecting that relationship. We have professional and ethical obligation to keep the information we receive within the context of the paralegal-client relationship guarded. Apart form disclosure necessary to discharge that tasks, we have undertaken for you, all information you give to us will be kept strictly confidential, except as required by law. Where we cannot guaranteed confidentiality, we will advise you.
Electronic mail or other communications through this site may not be treated as privileged or confidential. If you choose to contact our office through this website, you should be aware that any information transmitted electronically may not be secure and can increase the risk of such information being disclosed to third parties. Employers and online service may have a legal right to inspect and keep electronic communications that pass through their system. Electronic communications can be forwarded, intercepted, circulated, stored or even changed without the knowledge or permission of the Paralegal or the client. Even after the sender and recipient have deleted copies of electronic communications, back-up copies may exist on a computer system.
USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
As your legal representative, we will need a substantial amount of personal information about you, and we will use it, store it and disclose it to render legal advice and legal services to you, to issue invoices and to maintain our database of clients. We will use it only to the extent necessary to execute our retainer with you. We maintain secure office space and secure computer networks. We will continue to observe our professional obligations to keep everything about our retainer with you confidential, unless disclosure is required to perform the task assigned.
Usually when you retain us, we assume that we have your implied consent to collect and use your personal information. You may withdraw your consent to our collection and use of your personal information at any time, subject to legal and or contractual restrictions and upon reasonable notice. Your withdrawal of consent to our collection, use and appropriate disclosure of your personal information may have an effect on our ability to represent you and provide you with legal advice.
You have a right to access and review your personal information and have it amended if there are inaccuracies or if it is incomplete. You also have a right to request a detailed account of how your information has been used. If you have any questions about this Policy or the handling of your information or if you choose to withdraw your consent for your personal information, please contact our office.
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