In Defense of Client-Lawyer Confidentiality... And its Exceptions ...
Nebraska Law Review, Vol. 81, 2003
32 Pages Posted: 10 Jul 2008 Last revised: 11 May 2012
Date Written: 2003
The current scope of required client confidentiality in the Restatement (Third) of the Law Governing Lawyers and the Model rules of Professional Conduct reflect its long standing purposes. Exceptions to the rule should be governed by the same moral justifications.
Keywords: Confidentiality, Attorney-Client Privilege, Model Rules of Professional Conduct, Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers, Utilitarian, Deontological, Consent, Physical Harm, Financial Harm, Seeking Advice, Self-defense, Court Orders, Procedural Rules, USA Patriot Act, Sarbanes-Oxley
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