????? (a) A licensed paralegal practitioner shall:
????? (a)(1)promptly inform the client of any decision or circumstancewith respect to which
the client?sinformed consent, as defined in Rule 1.0(f), is required by these Rules;
(a)(2)reasonably consult with the client about the means by whichthe client?s
objectives areto be accomplished;
(a)(3)keep the client reasonably informed about the status of the matter;
(a)(4)promptly comply with reasonable requests for information; and
(a)(5) consultwiththe client about any relevant limitation on the licensed paralegal
practitioner?sconduct when the licensed paralegal practitioner knows that the client
expectsassistance not permitted by the Licensed Paralegal Practitioner Rules of
ProfessionalConduct or other law.
(b) A licensed paralegal practitionershall explain a matter to the
extent reasonably necessary to permit the client to make informeddecisions regarding the
 Reasonablecommunication between the licensed paralegal practitioner and the?????
client is necessary for the clienteffectively to participate in the representation.
 If theseRules require that a particular decision about the representation be made by????
the client, paragraph (a)(1) requiresthat the licensed paralegal practitioner promptly ???
consult with and secure the client's consentprior to taking action unless prior discussions
with the client have resolved what actionthe client wants the licensed paralegal ???
practitioner to take. For example, a licensedparalegal practitioner who receives from
opposing counsel an offer of settlement in acivil controversy must promptly inform the ??
client of its substance unless the clienthas previously indicated that the proposal will be
acceptable or unacceptable or has authorized thelicensed paralegal practitioner to accept ?
or to reject the offer. See Rule 1.2(a).
 Paragraph(a)(2) requires the licensed paralegal practitioner toreasonably consult ?????
with the client about the means to be usedto accomplish the client's objectives. In some
situations?depending on both the importance ofthe action under consideration and the
feasibility of consulting with the client?thisduty will require consultation prior to taking
action. Additionally, paragraph (a)(3) requires that the licensed paralegal practitioner keep
the client reasonably informed about thestatus of the matter, such as significant
developments affecting the timing or the substanceof the representation.
 Alicensed paralegal practitioner?s regular communication with clients willminimize
the occasions on which a client will needto request information concerning the
representation. When a client makes a reasonablerequest for information, however,
paragraph (a)(4) requires prompt compliancewith the request, or if a prompt response is??
not feasible, that the licensed paralegalpractitioner, or a member of the licensed paralegal
practitioner's staff, acknowledge receipt of therequest and advise the client when a?
response may be expected. A licensed paralegalpractitioner should promptly respond to or
acknowledge client communications.
The clientshould have sufficient information to participate intelligently in decisions
concerning the objectives of the representationand the means by which they are to be
pursued, to the extent the client is willingand able to do so. Adequacy of communication
depends in part on the kind of advice orassistance that is involved. For example, when
there is time to explain a proposal made ina negotiation, the licensed paralegal
practitioner should review all importantprovisions with the client before proceeding to an
agreement. On the other hand, a licensedparalegal practitioner ordinarily will not be
expected to describe negotiation strategy indetail. The guiding principle is that the
licensed paralegal practitioner should fulfillreasonable client expectations for information
consistent with the duty to act in the client'sbest interests and the client's overall
requirements as to the character ofrepresentation. In certain circumstances, such as when a
licensed paralegal practitioner asks a clientto consent to a representation affected by a
conflict of interest, the client must giveinformed consent, as defined in Rule 1.0(f).
 Ordinarily,the information to be provided is that appropriate for a client who is a
comprehending and responsible adult. However, fullyinforming the client according to this
standard may be impracticable, for example,where the client suffers from diminished
capacity. See Rule 1.14.