Is the relationship of a lawyer and client confidential?

With a few exceptions, your lawyer has an ethical obligation to keep secret any information you give him or her as a client. Therefore, you should feel free to tell your lawyer all the facts in your case— even if you think those facts make you look bad or they are not favorable to you. However, your lawyer may in very limited circumstances be required by law or by court order to discuss information you have confided (for example, if you tell your lawyer you intend to commit a crime in the future). 

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