Ethical Dilemmas Of Attorney Client Privilege

1157 WordsJan 30, 20165 Pages
Merriam-Webster dictionary defines an ethical dilemma as a problem where a person has to choose between a moral and an immoral act. Attorneys come into contact daily which involves the attorney-client relationships. The attorney-client privilege is a legal privilege that works to keep communications between a lawyer and his/her client secret (silence is golden). The privilege is a legal doctrine that protects confidential information, the contents and actions related to the privileged communication must preserve the integrity of the attorney-client privilege. This paper presents the ethical dilemmas of the attorney-client privileges, trust and the importance of adequate closure in attorney-client relationships. Ethical Dilemmas Between Attorney-Client Attorneys are to represent their clients as members of a legal profession. As long as there has been an attorney-client case, there has been disputes regarding the attorney 's loyalty to their clients. Ethically, the adverse action implicates important professional values which include the obligations of legal professionals to provide services to those that need them, to become fully informed regarding legal matters to ensure competence, and to hold confidential clients ' communication. The attorney should always be truthful as well as trustworthy. According to Banks, “trust is an aspect of professionalism, and the encouragement of trust has become a fundamental characteristic in a professional relationship because
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