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What is the attorney-client relationship?
Attorney-client privilege refers to a legal privilege that works to keep confidential communications between an attorney and his or her client secret.
The privilege is asserted in the face of a legal demand for the communications, such as a discovery request or a demand that the lawyer testify under oath.
This privilege exists when there is an attorney-client relationship.
The relationship of attorney and client is one based on trust & confidence. This relationship is fiduciary in nature and therefore demands utmost fidelity.
Once retained, a lawyer will become fully aware with all the facts connected with his client’s case. During this discovery they begin to understand and form a case based on both the strong and weak points. Such knowledge must be treated with confidentiality and kept private, protecting their client.
In most common law countries such knowledge must be treated with confidentiality and kept private, protecting their client. Information shared between a lawyer and his client is considered confidential, and it is not to be used or disclosed outside of the retained service. The question is not necessarily a right of either party but ensures proper professional standards.
A Connecticut law makes clear that an attorney has a fiduciary relationship — or a heightened duty of loyalty and due care — to the client. That’s why attorneys are prohibited from taking undue or unfair advantage of a client.
Each relationship is formed differently. An attorney-client relationship can form slowly over time or quickly when services are immediately in need. Though it may come as a surprise, an attorney-client relationship can develop as soon as one of the persons believes the relationship exists – even in the case that the attorney has no interest or intention of representing the person or no desire to become that person’s legal counsel.
An attorney-client relationship is considered established immediately upon the potential client asking the attorney for legal advice regarding the former’s business. To establish professional employment, it is not necessary that the client employed the attorney professionally on any previous occasion.
Your attorney is responsible for making decisions regarding legal procedures and legal strategies. The attorney’s notable tasks mainly deal with technical, legal, and tactical matters, as the client is not expected to know the particulars of court procedures.
Communications when made in confidence between a client and an attorney for the purpose of seeking or giving legal advice are privileged.
We take personal injury cases very seriously and devote the time and resources necessary to bring your case to a successful resolution. We are careful to maintain your confidentiality during our representation of you and to comply with the highest level of ethical behavior, while still being a zealous advocate for you. As an experienced lawyer, Tavis Tindall understands the importance of working closely with clients from beginning to end. From car accidents to slip-and-fall accidents and spinal cord injuries, attorney Tindall and his staff provide quality service while maintaining the highest ethical standards.
At Tindal Law Firm we devote the necessary time and resources to each case to optimize the results. We are willing to do the work and spend the money necessary to build strong cases for compensation. Opposing attorneys and insurance companies know that we are always thoroughly prepared and willing to go to trial when that is in our client’s best interests. In many instances, this reputation for thorough, aggressive representation leads to favorable settlements without the need for a trial.
For a free consultation with a Waterbury personal injury attorney, please call 203.755.0018 or contact us online. All cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. If we accept your case, you pay no fee unless we recover damages for you.