There are a few things that I want my clients to know about confidentiality when they deal with my law firm. This post is an open memo collecting those thoughts in one place.
First, your attorney has an ethical obligation to keep your information confidential. That’s why I don’t sign many nondisclosure agreements. It’s not so much that I don’t want to be on the hook contractually for safeguarding information that is disclosed to me. Rather, my license to practice law–my very livelihood–is on the line. Most people feel like that is enough protection.