HOW IMPORTANT IS CONFIDENTIALITY IN THE PARALEGAL PROFESSION?

Extremely! Under California Business & Professions Code § 6453, “[a] paralegal is subject to the same duty as an attorney specified in subdivision (e) of Section 6068 to maintain inviolate the confidentiality, and at every peril to himself or herself to preserve the attorney-client privilege, of a consumer for whom the paralegal has provided any of the services described in subdivision (a) of Section 6450.”

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