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An essential principle in attaining a good lawyer-client relationship is to know is the attorney’s duty to me. The main duty of an attorney to me is to protect my confidentiality. A lawyer is not allowed to reveal any client’s information without the consent of the client.


This privilege stays active even after the case is closed or even if the client dies. This means that, the attorney has no permission to disclose client’s secret. The lawyer should treat the information shared with confidentiality, even if the client is absent.

However, it is possible to lose the right of confidentially especially if another person overhears the conversation. For instance, if you discuss the case with your attorney in a public place like a hotel, it is more likely that another person might overhear something. To ensure that everything remains confidential, it is important to always have a private meeting with your lawyer.