Firm clients. It means that whether Canadian Immigration Lawyer works for that client it hardly matters because he is the client of a law firm and not of an individual lawyer. It does not matter weather that particular Canadian Immigration Lawyer works for that client or not. The Canadian Immigration Lawyer of that client can be any other associate in that particular law firm. So, in a law firm there can be many clients of one particular Canadian Immigration Lawyer and vice versa. The duty of the Canadian Immigration Lawyer to avoid any kind of conflicts that may arise or even exist with that of the other clients in a particular law firm. It is the utmost duty of the Canadian Immigration Lawyer to secure confidential information of all the clients in the law firm. Whenever a law firm deals with any kind of a new client or any other prospective client each and every associate or the staff member must be notified by the law firm regarding that client and who his/her associate would be. Proper management of systems or proper filing or periodic checking of the client work is mandatory be ensured as an obligation owed towards the client of that particular law firm. Determining as to who the client is It must be taken into consideration that whenever an individual or a group of individuals or even an Organization to assign a particular Canadian Immigration Lawyer as it would create confusion regarding the responsibility of the client matter and also as to who is the proper authority for looking into that client’s matter. There are certain kind of situations where the client gets confused as to who he has to respond or to whom to instruct on his behalf. Joint Clients. There are some cases of joint clients where the responsibility of the Canadian Immigration Lawyer is to represent one or more than one client at the same point of time. So here the client must be instructed, as to whom he has to respond and it is the duty of the Canadian Immigration Lawyer for ascertaining as to what kind of legal services he has to be provided to ensure the fulfillment of duties to his or her clients. It should be insured by the Canadian Immigration Lawyer that there is no conflict of interest and advise each and every party that he has been asked to represent the particular client or the party. Or where no such information has been received from one joint client and the same information is received from the other client, it should be treated as a confidential information without the possibility of disclosing it to anybody. Or in some cases where, there is a conflict of interest or sometimes a situation arises where there is a conflict between 1 or more joint clients, it has to be decided by the associate or Canadian Immigration Lawyer as to pick up that case or completely drop it off. A Canadian Immigration Lawyer can represent clients in a joint matter if a written consent is given by all the parties regarding that particular case. If every joint client varies or differ in opinion, authority, knowledge or become vulnerable, then it is the duty of the Canadian Immigration Lawyer to suggest individual or independent cases to each and every client rather than agreeing on joint interest. Even in situations where in cases of joint clients they agree to be represented by one Canadian
Immigration Lawyer and in case there seems to be a reasonable apprehension regarding any future dispute or disagreeing on any kind of issue or conflict of interest, case has to be dropped by the associate immediately. Whenever any Canadian Immigration Lawyer is given any matter relating to join clients it has to be made clear that who will be providing the Canadian Immigration Lawyer what are the instructions to be given regarding that particular matter or case show that there does not lies any kind of misunderstanding, confusion while delivering of the services by the lawyer. It should also be pre-decided bi to join clients that what kind of instructions or information has to be given to the Canadian Immigration Lawyer while executing the case. It should also be specified in the letter of engagement or the retainer agreement. Even after giving consent by all the joint clients to the Canadian Immigration Lawyer and there seems to be difference in opinion all the joint clients then the Canadian Immigration Lawyer should not give advice on contentious issues. In such kind of matters the Canadian Immigration Lawyer can refer these joint lines any other law associate on these contentious issues. And even if these joint lines are adamant from seeking advice from that very particular lawyer, then the Canadian Immigration Lawyer has the option to settle that very contentious issue through joint negotiations between the clients where the Canadian Immigration Lawyer does not play any role of participation in it. And even if in such kind of advice given by the Canadian Immigration Lawyer to jointly resolve any such issues and still is not resolved by them, then the Canadian Immigration Lawyer has no other option than to withdraw from such kind of joint representation. And even if by the consensus of the joint client, the Canadian Immigration Lawyer may advice any one of the joint clients regarding that contentious issue or may refer the matter to any other Canadian Immigration Lawyer for the fulfillment of that purpose. Authorized representatives. As I said earlier there always seems to be a confusion and difficulty that in cases of law firms who is the actual Canadian Immigration Lawyer or associate to represent a specific client or when the representation of the client, is involved. Whenever a client asked to represent a case by the Canadian Immigration Lawyer it is the duty of the Canadian Immigration Lawyer to determine as to who is the actual representative authority of that client for example in cases where a trustee act on behalf of beneficiary or a litigation guardian as a representative of the specific client.
A Canadian Immigration Lawyer has to be very clear and particular from whom he has to take the instructions and what kind of instructions are to be given in the client’s matter which should be confirmed in writing. So, whether a lawful representative has been appointed for the Client or not it is the utmost duty of the Canadian Immigration Lawyer comply to follow rules for the client Third Parties. We also mentioned above regarding the third party seen Areas where the client brings his or her family member a friend any other person who is not related to the case and joins the meeting with the client. Remind me seen Areas where this family member, third party or a friend would try to take out information about the client. What it must be noted to the Canadian Immigration Lawyer that is at most priority is to protect the confidential information of the client anybody even from his or her family member. Also, in order to avoid any kind of confusion or misunderstanding regarding any kind of involvement made by the third party it is the duty of the Canadian Immigration Lawyer to conduct a private meeting with the client itself not the third-party member. The Canadian Immigration Lawyer must also ask from the client regarding the directions made by him in relation to the third party. Organizations. Whenever a Canadian Immigration Lawyer represents any kind of Institution or an organization it has to be seen as to from whom the Canadian Immigration Lawyer has to receive instructions from be it a shareholder or an officer or an agent, a director or an employee of the organization. All these instructions have to be given in writing to the Canadian Immigration Lawyer by the client either in the letter of engagement the retainer agreement. Also, in letter of engagement, it should be mentioned that in case of any future editions regarding the Representation of the authority from the client’s side from whom he has to take instructions in order to avoid misunderstandings. the Canadian Immigration Lawyer even has to make it clear that when he is taking instructions on the behalf of the organization he is working for the organization and not for the person who he is taking instructions from. And even if the Canadian Immigration Lawyer has to act on the Behalf of the organization and the officer or an employee, shareholder or a director or an agent of the organization in regard to the same matter, the Canadian Immigration Lawyer should be made clear as to whether there is any conflict of interest that exist while acting for both the individual as well as for the organization. And if there is no such conflict of interest then the Canadian Immigration Lawyer can act on behalf of both the parties with the rule of joint retainer.