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I agree that by submitting questions by e-mail or contact form on this website, I will not be charged for the initial response. I understand that
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agreement. I agree that the information that I will receive in response to the above question is general information and I will not be charged
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information as legal advice. Since this matter may require advice regarding my home state, I agree that local counsel may be contacted for
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The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements, including a website.

This statement must be included because attorney licensing authorities continue to be concerned that attorney advertising and marketing
may unduly influence individuals under the stress of a situation requiring a lawyer.  No matter how urgent the need, this important decision
should be considered very carefully.

All information provided by this site, including summaries and articles on legal topics, is general in nature and provided for informational
purposes only. This information is not intended as legal advice, and should not be taken as such.

Legal advice involves an attorney's application of legal knowledge and judgment to specific facts and circumstances presented by a client.
Before providing specific advice, a lawyer may need to conduct legal research and/or obtain additional facts.

Non lawyers should therefore not draw conclusions about what may be legally required, permissible, or advisable based solely upon
consultation of general sources of legal information, including this and other law firm websites, without first seeking appropriate legal advice.

This site links to other resources on the Internet that we have identified as potentially helpful and of interest. However, the linked websites
are not under our control, we are not responsible for the accuracy of their content, and we make no representation concerning such
content's quality, currency, accuracy, safety, or suitability for a particular use.  

This statement must be included to remind you that the Internet consists of billions of interlinked pages, most of which have not been
subjected to any peer review or formal fact-checking process.  

This is another reason not to take action based on Internet research without seeking appropriate legal advice.

The information on this website may not reflect the most current legal developments, and is not guaranteed to be correct, complete or

We have made every reasonable effort to create an accurate and useful website. However, labor and employment law is often complex and
rapidly changing, so what is true today may no longer be true days, weeks, or months from now.

This is another reason not to take action based on Internet research without seeking appropriate legal advice.

The information on this website should not be taken as a promise or indication of future results.

This statement must be included to remind you of the fundamental risks inherent in the American justice system, as a result of which no
lawyer, no matter how skilled, can predict the outcome of any matter with certainty.

Use of this website and/or transmission of information to and from the attorneys of this firm from this website and/or by email is not
intended to create, and does not create, an attorney-client relationship.

No attorney-client relationship is created with the firm or its attorneys absent an express agreement to create such a relationship.

This means that generally information you provide us is not subject to the attorney-client privilege and the attendant duty of confidentiality
until we have clearly and mutually decided to initiate an attorney-client relationship. Until such time, you should therefore refrain from
communicating highly sensitive or confidential matters.

At this time our routine email communications are not encrypted, a fact you should take into account in communicating highly sensitive or
confidential matters.

In our judgment, email is generally a very secure means of communication. However, for maximum security, contact us to arrange for
encryption or use other means of communication.

Illinois does not license attorneys based on their legal practice area specializations. Neither the Illinois Supreme Court nor The Illinois Bar
reviews or approves certifying organizations or specialist designations, with the exceptions for Patent and Trademark Law.

It is an attorneys ethical duty to develop substantial expertise in the area of law required for representing each and every client. The ethical
rules require an attorney to seek the assistance of competent counsel or to refer a case to another attorney when the complexity of the case
or the law is beyond the skill or competence of the attorney.

We cannot represent clients in states or jurisdictions in which we are not licensed. The states in which each attorney is licensed are
indicated on their individual pages within this site.

If this website does not comply with all laws and ethical rules of the state or jurisdiction in which it is viewed, including rules governing
communication of legal services, we will not engage in any representation resulting from such viewing.

The information on this site is not intended to constitute legal advice or to substitute for obtaining legal advice from an attorney licensed in
your state.

This statement reflects the unfortunate dissonance between state-by-state regulation of the practice of law and the reality of interstate and
international communications and transactions.

Efforts are underway to address this issue of "multi-jurisdictional practice," but they have not yet come to fruition.

To the extent the attorney professional conduct rules in your jurisdiction require us to designate a principal office and/or a single attorney
responsible for this website, we designate Rock Island, Illinois, USA as our principal office, and Thomas M. Benson as the attorney responsible
for this website.



The Benson-Law-Office is committed to protecting your privacy.  Please read this Privacy Policy to understand how we will treat your
personal information in connection with your use of this website.

When you use this website, you consent to the use of your personal information by
Benson-Law-Office under the terms and to the extent
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This policy may change, so please check back from time to time by clicking on the "Legal Disclaimer & Privacy Policy" link at the sidebar of
each page. Your continued use of our website after any revisions constitutes your agreement to any such revisions.  This Privacy Policy was
last updated in May 2007.

Information We Collect

Benson-Law-Office collects "personally identifiable information" and "automatic information" through this website.

We do not collect any personally identifiable information from you (e.g., name, address, telephone number, email address) unless you
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We collect some automatic information through our web server (which may be hosted by a third-party), such as the identity of your internet
service provider, the type of browser you use, and your computer's IP address.

We do not direct this website to children under thirteen (13) years of age. Individuals under eighteen (18) should consult with their parent or
guardian about the use of this website.

Use Of The Information We Collect

We will use your personally identifiable information for the purpose(s) for which you provided it: to respond to your request for information;
to provide you with a newsletter or legal alert; or to consider your request for consideration of employment with Benson-Law-Office.

In addition to using personally identifiable information for the purposes for which you provided it, we may also use it to send you
publications, invitations, and other marketing materials related to our legal services that may be of interest to you.

We will not sell, trade, rent, or give away your personally identifiable information to third parties.

We may disclose personally identifiable information or use IP addresses to identify a user when we have reason to believe this is necessary to
protect our rights or property, or that of others, or as may be required by law.

This policy applies only to
Benson-Law-Office's use and disclosure of information we collect from you. To the extent you disclose personal
information to other sites, you subject yourself to the privacy customs and policies of such sites. We therefore encourage you to familiarize
yourself with the privacy policies of any third-party websites you visit before you disclose any personal information.

Protection Of Your Information

We maintain firewalls, passwords, and other security measures designed to provide reasonable security to all information we receive and

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure. As a result, while we strive to protect
your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or any information provided
online, and you do so at your own risk.

Benson-Law-Office will not be liable for disclosures of your personal information due to errors in transmission or unauthorized acts of third

Questions About The Privacy Policy

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this website, or would like to provide comments, please contact us by
phone, fax, or email.
Thomas M. Benson
Attorney at Law
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