Not many people read the “Notice” or “disclaimer” sections of web sites but it’s an appropriate place to state some obvious (or, to some, not so obvious) points. Lawyers have professional and ethical obligations and, in the interest of transparency, what follows needs to be stated.
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This web site presents general information about Michael Power and the topics addressed in his blog, Dot Indicia. The content of this web site is not intended as legal advice, and any information found on this site should not be considered or relied upon as such. This web site is not intended to be advertising or a solicitation of legal services.
It is important to note that your use of this web site does not create a solicitor-client relationship. Such a relationship only develops when I, Michael Power, agree to be retained to provide services. Accordingly, in order to protect their interests, individuals or organizations should not send confidential information via this web site. Any transmission of confidential information may not be protected under rules of privilege.
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