What are the reasons the duty of confidentiality is such a hallowed principle?
Answer to relevant QuestionsWhat makes the doctrine of confidentiality more difficult to grasp in cases where the client is an organization, such as a corporation? When would a paralegal be covered by the attorney-client privilege? What is the ABA’s position on what confidentiality duty is owed a prospective client? Under what conditions can a lawyer enter into a business relationship with a client? Where jurisdictions allow affected (or tainted) lawyers to be screened and thereby avoiding imputed disqualification for the firm, what kinds of evidence show that the screen is effective?
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