Privacy and Confidentiality
There is a lot of confusion and misinformation about privacy and
confidentiality on the internet.
Electronic mail is not private or confidential. You should recognize
that electronic mail might be stored and forwarded through several computer
systems. It is possible that your e-mail may be read by a third party and
disclosed to someone else.
Do not send us sensitive information about yourself. We keep all
information private whenever possible. We do not sell the addresses of
visitors or send unsolicited e-mail. But remember that I am not your
attorney, unless you retain me and I consent to work on a legal matter.
Therefore, I can not give out legal advice by e-mail.
If I am retained to work on a legal matter for you I assure you that
as a law firm we are prohibited from sharing information about you with
others. No personal information will be sold or shared with anyone else.
All information is held strictly confidential and is governed by the
judicially protected lawyer/client privilege and the attorney rules of
professional conduct as enforced by the Board of Bar Overseers.
Asking advice from attorneys on the internet. Deadlines are
extremely important in most legal matters. You may lose important legal
rights if you do not hire an attorney immediately to advise you with your
legal needs. Many people, including many attorneys, do not check their
e-mail daily, and some attorneys do not respond to unsolicited e-mail from
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you understand them, and whether you should consult an attorney for
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