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What is Attorney Client Confidentiality?

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According to New Jersey Law, the attorney-client relationship is highly protected as is the confidentiality they share. All communications between the client and the NJ attorney in the professional relationship are considered to be privileged and confidential. In most cases, the lawyer is expected to respect any information that they obtain from a client and is it their duty to not disclose information. Unless the client makes informed consent which states that the lawyer can disclose information, the attorney is obligated to refrain from revealing any information that is shared during representation. A client has the right to present their actions to an attorney and seek legal counsel as to what their rights and obligations may be in the circumstance. Lawyers need information that may be embarrassing or legally damaging to a client in order to provide effective representation of their clients; and they need it in some cases to instruct the client to refrain from committing illegal or wrongful conduct.