Last Updated: January 29th 2022.
GovAssist Legal is a non-traditional legal services provider employing Utah-licensed lawyers to practice law. GovAssist Legal has been authorized to the practice of Immigration Law by the UT Supreme Court’s Office of Legal Services Innovation. GovAssist Legal works with leisure travelers, business professionals, private organizations, international managers, investors, artists / entertainers, and other experts / specialists. We also represent individuals in family-based immigration matters, permanent residency, and United States citizenship. This law firm is owned by nonlawyers. Some of the people who own/manage this company are not lawyers. This means that some services/protections, may be different from those you could get from a traditional law firm. For more information regarding the UT Supreme Court’s Innovation Office’s Sandbox Program, please visit: https://utahinnovationoffice.org/ To Contact GovAssist Legal, email email@example.com
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Limited Scope Agreement
Last Updated: February 28th 2022.
This Limited Scope Agreement (“Legal Agreement”) governs your relationship with GovAssist Legal (“GAL”) who will represent you in your immigration matter.
A limited scope representation means that the amount of work the attorney performs for you is limited to certain tasks identified below. We use this model to expand our legal reach and help more people with immigration matters. Any legal assistance not included in this agreement, if any, will be your sole responsibility. Our GAL attorney is currently admitted to practice law in the state of Utah, and will only provide legal assistance related to federal immigration matters in other jurisdictions.
Your legal representation will include the following:
Consultations with an Attorney to determine eligibility and advise on legal options.
Preparation of immigration forms and supporting documents.
Attorney review of immigration forms and supporting documents.
Perform legal research and analysis based on the individual facts of the matter.
Your legal representation WILL NOT include the following:
GAL will not represent you in any proceeding before any court or government agency, including interviews with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
GAL will not provide advice on any legal topics outside of immigration law in states where a GAL attorney is not licensed.
Client Responsibility. You agree to cooperate fully with GAL and to provide any necessary assistance to us in connection with the matters that are the subject of our representation and that you agree that failure to cooperate with or assist us shall, notwithstanding anything in this agreement to the contrary, give rise to our right to withdraw immediately as your representative. GAL will rely entirely on the facts, information, and documents you provide. Our team will not make any independent investigation of your facts or information, or the authenticity of any documents you provide. It is therefore extremely important that you are completely truthful as to any information you provide.
USCIS Online Application. USCIS currently allows us to submit a limited number of applications online through the U.S. government operated USCIS Electronic Immigration System website, “ELIS”. Our firm maintains an account with ELIS, but you will also be required to setup a login to sign and review any online submissions. As part of the online submission, you are expressly authorizing GAL to setup, create and manage an account on ELIS to submit the USCIS application completed using our service. To create an account on ELIS, you expressly authorize GAL to use unique credentials including but not limited to security question answers, email addresses, and passwords. The submission and application process will be managed by GAL to complete updates and communication between you and the USCIS through ELIS. Any application data and information submitted by you to GAL will be passed on to USCIS and the U.S. government through the ELIS portal.
Withdrawal or Dismissal. You shall have the right to dismiss us from your employ at any time. We shall have the right to withdraw, upon approval of the court, if necessary, for good cause, including your noncompliance with the terms of this contract.
Performance. GAL agrees to use its best efforts in connection with your case. GAL makes no representation as to the outcome of the case or how long it will take. In other words, no guarantee has been made to you on this matter.
Fee Structure. You understand that any fee payments made may be initially deposited into the GAL client trust account, and once earned, you authorize the transfer of fees by GAL from the client trust account into the operating account. You also understand that it is highly unlikely that any portion of the flat fee will be refunded once work is begun and the fee is fully earned. “Work” usually begins once we agree to take your case and fees are “earned” as time and efforts are put into your case.
Confidentiality of Communication: For confidentiality purposes, you understand and agree that GAL will communicate only with you and your previous attorneys, but no other external person on this matter unless you inform us in writing and designate any other person with which we should communicate regarding this matter.
Document Retention: You understand that GAL does not keep paper copies of client files or documents. Documents received from government entities in your case will be electronically scanned and the originals discarded. You agree that any requested copy of your client file shall be provided to you in electronic format. We will maintain your file in electronic format for a period of seven years after our representation of you ceases. After the expiration of the seven-year period, we will either destroy your files, or maintain them on a secured, cloud-based server (at the discretion of GAL).
Entire Agreement. This agreement contains the entire agreement of the parties with respect to its subject matter and no modification or waiver of any provisions hereof shall be valid unless it be in writing and signed by both parties. The agreement shall be construed in accordance with the law of the State of Utah.