What Is Attorney Client Privilege in Florida? Is It Important?
Attorney-Client Privilege in FL
Every Florida attorney has a duty of loyalty to his or her client, and this duty of loyalty also means the attorney has a duty to keep the relationship confidential. Thus, every attorney in Florida, regardless of what field of law he or she practices, must perform these duties and act in the best interest of the client.
The attorney-client privilege is probably most important privilege out there. Essentially what it is, is when I meet with a client and it’s just me and him or me and her, and that client can tell me anything or just about anything in the world, and I cannot say anything to anyone outside of that room without the client’s permission, of course. That would be breaching that privilege.
Now, that privilege is so vital and so important is because especially in cases where we’re in litigation or we’re going to trial, that the client has to be so secure and so comfortable that he or she can tell me anything about the case, whether it’s good or bad. And just tell the truth, because the easiest and quickest way to lose a case for a plaintiff in a personal injury matter is to lie and not tell the truth. The minute you lose credibility, you’ll lose the case.
The moral of the story is just tell the truth and we can work our way around it. But it’s IMPOSSIBLE to make an argument for someone who is perceived to be a liar.
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