Confidentiality

The Rules of Professional Conduct requires that all information provided in seeking legal representation and at all times when legal representation is provided be held in strict confidence and not be disclosed to any third person or entity unless prior knowledge and consent is expressly given or if disclosure is required by law.

The Attorney-Client privilege extends this right of non-disclosure and confidentiality to cover information provided by a client in the aid of his, her or its legal representation and extends not only to counsel, but to legal assistants and necessary consultants. The privilege protects information that might otherwise be required by compulsory processes of law.

The Attorney Work Product protects information provided or developed in the process of providing legal representation.

The confidentiality and non-disclosure of a client’s information is in perpetuity, that is, after legal representation has ended, the information cannot be disclosed to any third person or entity unless prior knowledge and consent is expressly given or if disclosure of the information (not covered by the Attorney-Client Privilege or Attorney Work Product) is required by law.
 

CAVEATS: 

The confidentiality of client information can be compromised if it is disclosed intentionally or inadvertently by the client or others associated with the client to any third person, that is, other than the client’s attorney and staff.
 
The Attorney-Client Privilege does not apply to information disclosed before the client purposely requests legal representation and the attorney agrees to provide legal representation. However, information provided during an initial consultation which does not lead to undertaking legal representation is nonetheless kept in strict confidence by the attorney with whom the client consults.
Please refer to the Firm's Terms and Conditions for further information
TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Welcome to the website of The Helein Law Firm, PC. The information on this page governs your use of this web site. Your use of the site is your acknowledgement that you understand the terms and conditions set out here and that you agree to comply with these terms and conditions. If you are unable to accept and abide by these terms, please do not use this site or its information. Also, note that we may change these terms and conditions from time to time without otherwise providing notice. You should refer to this material whenever using the site.

Please read the following information carefully.

No Attorney-Client Relationship Formed:

All materials on this Web site are provided by The Helein Law Firm, PC for informational purposes only and do not contain legal advice, legal opinions or any other form of advice regarding any specific facts or circumstances. The transmission and receipt of information contained on the Web site neither form nor constitute an attorney-client relationship with The Helein Law Firm, PC, or any of its partners, associates or consultants. Any use of the information contained on this web site or transmittal of information from emails on this web site do not give you a reasonable basis for a belief that that use creates an attorney client relationship.

Transmission of Information:

If you would like The Helein Law Firm, PC to represent you, the best way to initiate a discussion about that representation is to call the firm at (571) 333-1564 or (703) 297-7011. It is important that we not create a conflict of interest between you and any of our current or past clients. This protects both you and them. Therefore, under no circumstance should you provide us with information pertaining to a matter without first speaking to one of our attorneys and receiving confirmation that the appropriate conflict checks have been cleared and the firm determines that it is otherwise able to accept the engagement.

If you email or otherwise provide information, materials or documents prior to your receipt of such confirmation and an appropriate engagement, we may not be able to treat that information as privileged, confidential or protected information. In addition, we can represent a party adverse to you even if the information you submit to us could be used against you in that matter.

Limitation of Liability:

Although The Helein Law Firm, PC makes reasonable efforts to keep material on this web site current, please understand that laws, regulations, other legal authorities and other information change quickly and may not be fully reflected on this site without delay. Therefore, you should not act upon any information on this website without seeking professional counsel. The Helein Law Firm, PC makes no warranties, representations or claims of any kind with respect to any of the information on this web site, including without limitation the accuracy, completeness and suitability for any purpose of this information. Under no circumstance shall The Helein Law Firm, PC or any of its partners, associates, consultants or agents involved in the creation or delivery of the material on this web site be liable to you or anyone else as a result of damages from your access or use of material on this web site.

Links:

Some links within our web site may lead you to other sites (third-party sites). The Helein Law Firm, PC does not have control over those sites and is not responsible for their content or your reliance on the information contained there. Our links to third-party sites do not necessarily create an endorsement or approval of any content on those sites. Once you go to a third-party site, you do so at your own risk. You are subject to the terms, conditions of use and privacy policies of the third-party site.

Copyright:

The Helein Law Firm, PC claims a copyright to the material on this web site. You may use this material only for personal informational purposes. If you wish to use the material for any other purposes, you must have the expressed consent of The Helein Law Firm, PC to do so. All rights reserved. Copyright 2017.

Limitations on Use:

You are hereby notified that the owners of the email addresses published on this site do not wish to receive and you are prohibited from sending unsolicited commercial email messages for services or products to the email addresses provided on this site.

You are prohibited from attempting to interfere with the proper function of this site.

You are prohibited from forging any email addresses.

You are prohibited from framing any content of this web site.

You are responsible for all damages and costs resulting from these actions in any way and from any illegal actions involving the web site of The Helein Law Firm, PC whether or not enumerated here. If you have any questions about your obligations set out here, you should contact The Helein Law Firm, PC to clarify your questions.

Indemnification:

You must defend, indemnify and hold harmless The Helein Law Firm, PC, its partners, associates and consultants from any claims, damages, costs and expenses resulting from your failure to comply with terms set out here. If you have any questions about this obligation, you should contact The Helein Law Firm, PC to clarify your questions.

The office of The Helein Law Firm, PC is located at 43674 Warbler Square, Leesburg, Virginia 20176-1282

Contact Information:
The Helein Law Firm, PC
43674 Warbler Square
Lansdowne, Loudoun County, VA 20176-1282
Phone Phone: 571-333-1564

Phone Mobile: 703-297-7011
FaxFax: 571-333-1564
WWW Link Website: www.theheleinlawfirm.com

Firm Policies

The Practice of Law – A Profession

The practice of law is not a business. To practice the law as a profession means that the central, overriding focus and concern is on the interests and rights of clients fully consistent with the substance and the procedures of the law and in compliance with Rules of Professional Conduct such as those of the Virginia State Bar. As a profession, the focus is on service rather than generating legal fees, of providing clients with the highest degree of fiduciary responsibility. It requires strict confidentiality of client information.

Client First Policy

Professional representation requires promptness and diligence in dealing with clients; being readily available; providing updates; timely responding to inquiries and concerns; thinking thoroughly about alternatives to accomplish their best interests, advising when a desired course of action is not the best means to accomplish the client’s goals or might be self-defeating irrespective of the effect on remuneration. Professional representation is not judgmental, explains fully the relevance of the attorney-client privilege in order to elicit complete and candid disclosure of all facts irrespective of the client’s view that some may seem or be contrary to one’s interest.