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Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 2:30-3:30pm

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

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Product Information
Date Presented:
February 26, 2019 2:30 PM Eastern
1 hour
Registration Fee:
The Ethics of Confidentiality | Live Replay from May 16, 2018 | Phone/Audio Streaming

All Attendees: $80

Early discount and CLE Premier Pass rates are not available for this program. 

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