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Your Attorney’s Obligation to Confidentiality

If you have hired an attorney, the attorney can be held liable for not keeping certain things about your conversation private. Under the State Bar of California, Rules of Professional Conduct, with rare exceptions, an attorney has an obligation to uphold client confidentiality. The most fundamental principle in attorney-client privilege is the preservation of the client’s confidential information, which includes the conversations held between the attorney and his or her clients.  The attorney-client privilege serves to encourage clients to seek legal assistance and communicate fully and frankly with their attorney on all matters even if embarrassing and legally damaging.  Furthermore, the...

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