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Crumley Roberts has created the following privacy statements to demonstrate our commitment to informed disclosure and to accurately communicate our use of your personally identifiable information. In order to comply with the principles of fair information practices, the following discloses the information gathering methods and intentions for use for this website. We want you to understand:
- How and why your personal information is collected
- What personally identifiable information is collected
- How the information is used
- With whom the information will be shared
We are bound by the rules of professional conduct of the North Carolina State Bar. Confidentiality is governed by Rule 1.6 as follows:
Rule 1.6 Confidentiality of Information
(a) A lawyer shall not reveal information acquired during the professional relationship with a client unless the client gives informed consent, the disclosure is impliedly authorized in order to carry out the representation or the disclosure is permitted by paragraph (b).
(b) A lawyer may reveal information protected from disclosure by paragraph (a) to the extent the lawyer reasonably believes necessary:
- to comply with the Rules of Professional Conduct, the law or court order;
- to prevent the commission of a crime by the client;
- to prevent reasonably certain death or bodily harm;
- to prevent, mitigate, or rectify the consequences of a client’s criminal or fraudulent act in the commission of which the lawyer’s services were used;
- to secure legal advice about the lawyer’s compliance with these Rules;
- to establish a claim or defense on behalf of the lawyer in a controversy between the lawyer and the client; to establish a defense to a criminal charge or civil claim against the lawyer based upon conduct in which the client was involved; or to respond to allegations in any proceeding concerning the lawyer’s representation of the client; or
- to comply with the rules of a lawyers’ or judges’ assistance program approved by the North Carolina State Bar or the North Carolina Supreme Court.
(c) The duty of confidentiality described in this Rule encompasses information received by a lawyer then acting as an agent of a lawyers’ or judges’ assistance program approved by the North Carolina State Bar or the North Carolina Supreme Court regarding another lawyer or judge seeking assistance or to whom assistance is being offered. For the purposes of this Rule, “client” refers to lawyers seeking assistance from lawyers’ or judges’ assistance programs approved by the North Carolina State Bar or the North Carolina Supreme Court.
What Information Do We Collect?
This website uses online forms for visitors to request information from or a consultation with Crumley Roberts. When you fill out one of these online contact forms, you may be asked to provide certain personal information including your name, address, e-mail, and phone number. After you fill out this form, your message is automatically forwarded to a Crumley Roberts’ attorney, legal assistant or Co-Counsel, and your contact information is saved in a database. This information will be used to contact you in the manner of your specific request. Out of respect for you, we practice the most secure, respected, visitor-authorized methods of gathering information. Crumley Roberts and associated Co-Counsel will not disclose personally identifiable information collected on this website to any third party without that person’s permission
We also may collect non-personally identifiable information when you access and use our website.
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