Attorney Client Confidentiality

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CHECKPOINT: ATTORNEY-CLIENT CONFIDENTIALITY 1 Attorney-Client Confidentiality Tanisha Mason CJS/220 07/06/2011 David McNees
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CHECKPOINT: ATTORNEY-CLIENT CONFIDENTIALITY 2 Attorney-Client Confidentiality Attorney-client confidentiality is the “the requirement that an attorney may not reveal communications, conversations and letters between himself/herself and his/her client, under the theory that a person should be able to speak freely and honestly with his/her attorney without fear of future revelation” (Gerald N. and Kathleen T. Hill, 2005). There are many reasons the concept of the attorney-client confidentiality are important within the criminal justice system and the are major concerns involved in maintaining confidentiality. In addition, reasons why attorney-client confidentiality are important within the criminal justice system is because in most cases the information that a client gives a lawyer could be vital in a trial case and could be the determining factor as to if a person is granted freedom or not. For instance, a person
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