Shhhh…. what you share with your attorney is private

May 19th, 2014

Generally speaking, information you share with your attorney is protected by the attorney-client privilege.  Evidence Code § 954.  However, an exception applies if the client wants help committing crime or fraud.  Evidence Code § 956.  In those cases, the information is not protected.  The 956 exception does not cover information shared about past crimes or fraud (i.e. a client talking to his criminal defense attorney).

But what if your lawyer doesn’t know everything?  Lawyers like to ask other lawyers questions.  And some lawyers can (and do) so long as they protect their client’s information.  A new website is up and running for lawyers to ask questions – confidentially.  Click here for a link on the site.

Ford Family Law APC attorneys take their responsibility to their clients seriously.  They protect their client’s information and do not reveal confidential information to unauthorized third parties.  A client should feel comfortable sharing private information with their attorneys.  We respect our clients and believe that enforcing the attorney-client privilege encourages open communication between attorney and client.  This allows us to learn more about you and your case – making us best able to represent you.