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Attorney-Client Confidentiality vs. Privilege: What is the Difference?

By Peter Danos on Thursday, April 5th, 2018

For practicing attorneys, the ethical obligation and importance in upholding attorney – client confidentiality and attorney – client privilege cannot be understated. If broken, the attorney may subject him or herself to “disciplinary authority of [his or her] jurisdiction.”[1] However, are the concepts of attorney – client confidentiality and attorney – client privilege really the…

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