Delegates to this week's ABA convention will debate three proposals that could allow lawyers to get around attorney-client privilege. It should be a lively confrontation between lawyers who believe the profession has a duty to reveal crimes and those who say clients deserve their counsel's silence no matter what. Among those questioning the proposals is Jeffrey Bleich, president of the Bar Association of San Francisco, who says the measures are apt to discourage open communications.
ABA Weighs Ethics of Confidentiality
August 4, 2003