The attorney client privilege protects client information that is given from client to his/her attorney in confidence to get. The attorney usually does not have to, and cannot ethically reveal it to others. This rule helps keep information flowing freely so that the attorney can give thoughtful, thorough legal advice to the client, and the client can speak freely, unafraid. Attorneys are … [Read more...] about What is Attorney- Client Privilege?
This is already a difficult time for everyone. If you were having marital issues before this pandemic, the extra stress has probably not made things better. If you are thinking of divorce, you are in an especially difficult place. But, there are some things that you can do now, even if you need to stay-at-home with your spouse. Stay safe- Safety is always first. So, if confrontation or … [Read more...] about Covid-19 Tip #13: What to do if you Need a Divorce During This Time
In working through your legal case, you may have noticed that your attorney often includes one or more of his/her assistants and staff in emails, phone conferences, or meetings. There is a reason for this. In working on your case, the law firm will work together as a team. Even though your attorney is the one making the legal decisions on the case, there are an amazing number of … [Read more...] about Good Communication Between your Lawyer’s Team and You
You've heard it over and over... how and why you should take care of your personal information. In this digital age, it takes effort to do so. SO..... I just want to take a moment to explain to our clients why we do the things we do. If you are a client at our office, you may have been told NOT to send certain information by a certain method, NOT to continue a conversation to us via text or … [Read more...] about Sorry, Not Sorry! Why we do the Things we Do to Protect Your Confidentiality
Small business owners, you know how important it is to keep your own financial and banking information safe from digital predators. Don't forget to give your client's private information the same careful consideration. Here are some ways to do so: Keep control of your hard copies. Keep client's information in a safe place. Shred sensitive information, don't just throw it in the regular … [Read more...] about Small Business Owners, Keep Your Client’s Information Secure!
Most everyone has heard of HIPAA (the "Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act"). This law covers health care plans, health care providers, clearinghouses, and their business associates. The health care information of individuals is protected from disclosure to the wrong parties by following these rules.In general, the patient controls who sees his/her health care information. There … [Read more...] about Health Information Confidentiality
Information which is shared by a client with his or her attorney is confidential. For that reason, an attorney may insist that only the client be present during conferences and preparation. The presence of a third party that is not a client will waive the attorney client privilege. This means that the friend or family member who came along to provide emotional support could end up getting … [Read more...] about Confidentiality and Attorney-Client Privilege