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Phone/Audio Streaming 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Program: 1:00-2:00p

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The duty to keep client confidences is a central duty of every lawyer. But it is not unbounded and no absolute.

Not all information that passes between a client and his or her lawyer is confidential. Even if information is confidential, it may sometimes be disclosed – against client wishes. Other confidential information may be inadvertently disclosed, often through law office technology or by accident in discovery. Other confidential information may lose certain protections if disclosed by a party.

Closely related but distinct from all of this is how the attorney-client privilege relates to client confidentiality.

This program provide a practical guide to the ethics of confidentiality, its relationship to the attorney-client privilege, and best practices to avoid ethical sanction.

  • Scope of the duty of confidentiality – what information is/is not confidential?
  • When confidential information may be disclosed, even against client wishes?
  • How violation of either the attorney-privilege or confidentiality impacts the other
  • Inadvertent and unauthorized disclosure of client confidences – ethics issues and malpractice issues
  • Duty of competence as duty to understand how technology effects client confidences
  • Confidentiality in joint representations – managing information flows to avoid ethical sanction
Product Information
Date Presented:
May 16, 2018 1:00 PM Eastern
1 hour
Registration Fee:
The Ethics of Confidentiality | Phone/Audio Streaming

Program Information and Tuition: 

  • Program time and length: 1:00-2:00p EST (1 hour per program)
  • What is a Phone/Audio Streaming Seminar?
  • Phone/Audio Streaming seminars do not count against the State Bar's six-hour credit limit (per credit year) for computer-based CLE.
  • The instructions and materials are posted under "My Courses". 
  • Passports are not accepted for Phone/Audio Streaming seminars.
  • Co-Sponsored with Webcredenza
NCBA Member $80
Non-Member $80


Speaker Information
William Freivogel   [ view bio ]
Sue C Friedberg   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
NC State Bar
Ethics/Professional Responsibility: 1.00
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