Jeremy is a licensed paralegal who specializes in employment law disputes. After several years providing legal services with a paralegal firm in his hometown, Jeremy recently accepted an offer to join a competing firm that will help him expand his client base. Which of the following statements regarding Jeremy’s professional obligations regarding the disclosure of confidential information to detect conflicts of interest at his new firm is TRUE?
(a) Jeremy is not permitted to disclose any confidential information under any circumstances to his new firm to detect conflicts of interest
(b) Jeremy is not permitted to disclose confidential information to his new firm unless he first obtains authorization from his clients to do so
(c) Jeremy may disclose confidential information to his new firm to the extent reasonably necessary to detect and resolve conflicts of interest arising from his change in employment
(d) Jeremy is permitted to disclose any and all confidential information to his new firm without any restrictions
Authority: Text p. 142; Paralegal Rules of Conduct Rule 3.03(10); Paralegal Professional Conduct Guidelines Guideline 8