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Role of the Paralegal in Client Relationships

published July 23, 2012

By CEO and Founder - BCG Attorney Search left
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The role of paralegals in handling client relationships
According to rules of professional conduct and model behavior regarding client relationships, attorneys are expected to (a) keep a client reasonably informed about the status of a matter and promptly comply with reasonable request for information and (b) the lawyer needs to explain a matter to the extent necessary for the client to make informed decisions regarding representations. Legal assistants and paralegals working for an attorney, by extension, need to keep the responsibilities of the attorney vis-a-vis a client in mind and communicate and/or respond within client relationships of an attorney.

General duties of an attorney in communicating with clients and in client relationships

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