California soon will join every other state in the nation by freeing lawyers to violate a client's confidentiality if they reasonably believe doing so could prevent injury or death to another person. Some are praising the move as long overdue, but others fear it could expose lawyers to new liability and be the first step toward undermining laws holding that the confidentiality of attorney-client relationships is inviolate.
Calif. State Bar to Allow Lawyers to Break Confidentiality
May 17, 2004
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