Your Online legal consultation (“consultation”) with Law Office of Fady Eskandar (hereinafter referred to as the “Firm”), is subject to the following terms and conditions:
Prior to the legal consultation, we need to identify all parties involved in your situation. Identification of all parties involved is necessary so that we may assess whether there is any conflict of interest preventing the attorney from providing you with a legal consultation. Please note that the quality of the consultation depends in large measure, on the veracity of the information you provide on this form. The more precise and reliable the information you provide the more specific and useful the consultation will be.
We may also decline to provide you with a legal consultation if the subject matter of your legal consultation involves an area that is not practiced by the Firm, the action you wish to pursue is illegal, or the Firm is otherwise ethically barred from taking the case. Please note that our Firm specifically reserves the right not to accept the case for any reason or no reason at all. We further reserve the right to interrupt the consultation at any time if the attorney giving the consultation finds it appropriate to do so, without providing you the reason for such interruption. We offer free consultations on Skype or via Phone for asylum seekers. We accept the payment of the fee by all major credit cards.
That your request for an online consultation creates only a limited attorney-client relationship, which terminates after this consultation is completed. The consultation, whether free or for a fee, is not intended to, and does not under any circumstances, create an on-going attorney-client relationship. The said limited relationship is only for the limited purpose of providing advice during the consultation and only with respect to the questions posed. As such, unless the Firm has agreed to represent you pursuant to a written agreement with the Firm, manually signed by one of the Firm’s attorneys, neither the attorney providing the answer or consultation nor the Firm shall be your attorney-of-record in any pending matter.
That to formally engage the Firm you would need to request a written Retainer Agreement from the Firm, execute the Agreement by manually signing and initialing it in all appropriate places and returning it to the Firm by regular mail, and not via email or any other form of electronic communication. Once the original is received, the Retainer will be reviewed and manually signed by the Firm’s designated attorney, thus completing the execution of the Agreement. Once the Retainer Agreement is fully executed, you will be provided a copy of the Retainer Agreement and the Firm will keep the original Retainer Agreement in your file with the Firm. Only when the Retainer Agreement is fully executed and the requisite retainer fee is paid by you to the Firm, when applicable, will you become a client of the Firm and a formal lasting attorney-client relationship will be created. Such relationship shall then continue until terminated by either you or the Firm in accordance with the terms of the Retainer Agreement.
PLEASE FURTHER NOTE
That at times, the law may require you to take action (i.e. file an application, file an appeal, file a petition for review, file a motion to reconsider/reopen, etc.) within a specified period of time or you will forever lose your rights to file for said relief or any other benefit to which you may be entitled under the law. This firm will not be responsible for any such deadline, unless formally engaged in the manner explained above.
That pursuant to an online consultation neither our Firm nor the Firm’s attorney who provides the consultation will not take any action in your matter beyond the consultation itself. Therefore, if you decide to proceed with the legal consultation and determine that you desire legal representation in connection to this matter, please either formally engage the Firm as described above, or engage another attorney of your choice to represent you connection therein.