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ABA Loosens Attorney-Client Secrecy rules
« on: August 12, 2003, 09:05:54 AM »
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A46723-2003Aug11?language=printer

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The American Bar Association on Monday narrowly passed a controversial proposal that will allow lawyers to pierce sacred attorney-client secrecy rules to help stop financial crimes.

 


In a 218 to 201 vote, the ABA's policy-making body amended its ethics code to allow, but not require, lawyers to breach attorney-client privilege if they believe doing so would stop a client from committing a financial crime or fraud.

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Re: ABA Loosens Attorney-Client Secrecy rules
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2003, 12:19:29 PM »
But the question that remains is do you support this ruling or are against it?
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Re: ABA Loosens Attorney-Client Secrecy rules
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2004, 02:07:15 PM »
It's a little vague.  Do you break confidentiality that prevents a client from commiting a crime if it would reasonably lead to their arrest? 

For that matter, what could you tell to whom that would prevent a crime but not lead to criminal charges?

If I tell the police that my client plans to murder someone, so as to prevent that crime, then my client is charged with attempted murder.

Hmmmmmm.     :-\

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Re: ABA Loosens Attorney-Client Secrecy rules
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2005, 07:37:28 PM »
Well, I think the question is whether or not you can be convicted of attemped cheating. Or attempt to steal.

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Re: ABA Loosens Attorney-Client Secrecy rules
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2005, 10:31:21 PM »
lets have some male private part shake out a speare to check this point:

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leave it to lawyers to have the rule of law replaced with the rule of whimsy.

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Re: ABA Loosens Attorney-Client Secrecy rules
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2007, 08:35:42 AM »
putz.
if want "change," stop following republicans off cliff.