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Attorney-Client Privilege Over Bar Issue

Attorney-Client Privilege Over Bar Issue
« on: March 30, 2009, 04:22:51 PM »
I was going to meet with an attorney about
my Bar Application.  I may have made a
false statement on my law school application. 

Does the attorney have a professional responsibility,
to keep it between him and I?

Is it possible that he will have a profesisonal
responsibility to report it to the Board of Bar Examiners?

Re: Attorney Client Privilege Over Bar Issue
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2009, 05:42:13 PM »
Will the attorney have a professional responsibility,
even if he believes I have committed fraud, to keep it
between him and I?

Yes.

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Re: Attorney-Client Privilege Over Bar Issue
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2009, 09:10:07 PM »
Why bother meeting with an attorney at all if you are comfortable soliciting legal advice from strangers on the internet?


Re: Attorney-Client Privilege Over Bar Issue
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2009, 06:57:16 AM »
No, he cannot reveal.  The atty-client priveledge can only be broken if there is an imminent threat of serious injury or bodily harm to someone by not revealing.