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Critical Thinking and Writing p. 3611.)At the very least, it is prudent for the paralegal to advise the potential client thatparalegals are not lawyers, and that only lawyers can give legal advice. Also,anything said to the paralegal may not be subject to attorney-client privilege. Theprospective client may want a quick answer to the question, “do I have a case?”2.)Any contact that a paralegal has with a client, or prospective client, constitutes an
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interview. It may involve limited contact, such as a screening interview, or an indepth initial fact gathering interview. A screening interview is Limited contactwith a prospective new client. The initial contact is filled with potentiallandmines.3.)If the paralegal solicits too much information or the prospective new clientvolunteers too much information, an implied attorney client relationship may becreated. If too little information has been obtained, the attorney will not haveenough information to decide if he or she wants to talk to the potential client.Therefore, the paralegal or receptionist has to decide how much information totake and how much information to give.4.)Yes an attorney has a duty to keep the clients name or names confidential.