This is a question that is not addressed often enough – just how much should your lawyer know about the facts surrounding your case? Well, everything, and no detail is too small or to shaming to be left out.
Some people fear that their will judge them if they tell them the whole truth.
Remember this: your lawyer is there to make sure that he gets you the least recrimination possible. That way, he gets a track record and he attracts new clients. If he doesn’t do everything it takes to win for his clients, including maintaining confidentiality, he won’t attract new ones.
You should also take into account that you are protected by lawyer-client confidentiality. In the same way that a doctor cannot disclose anything contained in your medical records, lawyers cannot disclose what you have told them unless it is to help your case.
It sometimes happens that you get a lawyer whose previous relationship with you may leave you feeling vulnerable, like a friend or an old colleague or a family member; you are afraid that if you told them everything, your relationship would change. If this is the case, find yourself another lawyer or ask them to find you one.
Click Here to Learn More Legal Advice