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I am hiring a paralegal to assist in a court matter and would like advice

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Olivia Kent
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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
She is not an attorney, I understand that. I am interested if I can legally ask her to refrain from contacting oppossing party? When I asked her she sent this "This email Shall Serve to confirm that you have agreed for me to prepare a response two opposing parties domestic violence restraining order request and that I will serve a copy of it on her by mail and file my proof of service with the court. My fee for the service is a flat fee of $300 payable 1/2 at the preparation of the forms and the balance due at the time of filing with the court. Please confirm that you are agreeable to the above."Can it be reworded so that I have some kind of confidentiality with the paralegal?

Are you concerned that someone will claim your communications with your paralegal aren't confidential or are you concerned that she will disclose your communications with her?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
But I am only being cautious. I do not see any reason she would contact the opposing party.

You're an attorney, correct? So you can say something along the lines of "all communications between [attorney] and [paralegal] shall be deemed privileged communications in furtherance of ___________"

And, yes, you can certainly tell her that she may not contact opposing counsel. It's your right as the person employing her.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
No I am not an attorney. I'm just a guy that hired a paralegal to help me with an unjustly filed hearing.

Oh, okay, I see :) Same answer... you can definitely tell her you don't want her corresponding with opposing counsel!

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Unfortunately I am one of the many whom do not have a $5k retainer on standby, unfortunately.

It's a good thing that you have some help though. Is there anything else I can answer for you? :-)

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I did not get a response from you on the wording she sent me... So to make it short; Can I legally ask for the paralegal for confidentiality?
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I see above. Thank you!!

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