Legal ethics control the attorney and paralegal/legal assistance in many different ways. One of the most important is the concept of confidentiality. The privilege of confidentiality is one of the oldest recognized by our legal system.
This week’s discussion will be devoted to discussion of confidentiality. Our textbook discusses this in Chapter 3.
Your first post should center on your impression of what this duty is, why we have it and whether it is a good thing in our legal system. For example, should an attorney be bound by confidentiality when he knows information that indicates his/her client is guilty, or should he have to divulge this information to the prosecution? Why or why not? When does the confidentiality end, or does it? Why does this affect the paralegal/legal assistant?
You should include at least one citation to support your post.
Posts 2 and 3
Select at least two comments from other students and make a detailed response to their posts.
You should include at least one citation to support each of your posts.
NOTE – Pasting of long articles or quotes from cases will not get you the most points. I want to see you summarize and express yourself in your own words.