If your file is referred to MWL via our website’s “Refer A File” feature, immediately after you submit the file, you will receive an e-mail confirming that we have received your file and it is in the process of being evaluated for possible handling by MWL.

Upon MWL’s receipt of a new file via regular mail or any other manner, not including our website’s file referral feature, clients are promptly contacted by MWL via e-mail to confirm the file has been received and that it is in the process of being evaluated for possible handling by MWL. This usually occurs within 24 hours of our receipt of the file.

If you refer a file and don’t hear from us within an appropriate amount of time, please contact MWL to ensure we have received your file.

Please Note: Sending a file through our website’s online feature, e-mail, fax, regular mail, or by other means, doesn’t guarantee our retention, as that determination will be made after MWL’s evaluation of the file. Following said evaluation, clients will receive written notification or a phone call from a MWL attorney regarding whether or not MWL will be handling your file. Referral of a file and/or your receipt of our initial receipt acknowledgement e-mail does not, in and of itself, mean that MWL can or will accept the file for handling or that an attorney/client relationship has been established. There may be conflicts which prevent us from accepting a matter or impending deadlines which make it impractical to take legal action in the time remaining. If there are any statutes of limitations, statutes of repose, notice deadlines, filing timelines, etc., which may be applicable to the matter you are referring which are less than thirty (30) days, you must separately bring those to our attention and we must agree to accept the matter notwithstanding such impending filing or notice deadlines, before we can be responsible for protecting your rights. If it is determined by both us, as your attorney, and you, as our client, that this file can and should be pursued, and that a particular fee agreement will be employed, the attorney will confirm and you must acknowledge MWL’s retention and the fee arrangement in writing so there is no confusion as to MWL’s retention or handling of a particular legal matter. Until that takes place, MWL has not entered into an attorney/client relationship with regard to the legal matter sent to us for review and MWL cannot be responsible for any deadlines or the expiration of any critical timelines. 

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