A lawyer may be responsible for disclosing information about a client`s representation by a court, other tribunal or any other public body empowered under other laws to require disclosure. Without the client`s informed consent to do anything else, the lawyer should, on behalf of the client, assert all claims that are not contrary, that the order is not permitted by another law or that the requested information is protected from disclosure by solicitor-client privilege or any other applicable law. In the event of a negative decision, the lawyer shall consult the client on the possibility of appeal, to the extent required by Rule 1.4. However, unless a request for reconsideration, subsection (b) (6) allows counsel to comply with the Tribunal`s order. In most privacy situations, a confidentiality or confidentiality agreement should go around and calm your mind. A confidentiality agreement commits the recipient of your secrets to total confidentiality and protects you from possible spies or thieves of trade secrets and gives you remedies in case of unfortunate breach. This should reassure you that even without the mandate letter and the signed lawyer-client contract, you are entitled to complete confidentiality, even if you disclose information as a potential client. (a) A lawyer may not disclose any information about a client`s representation unless the client gives informed consent, the disclosure is implicitly authorized to make the representation, or the disclosure is authorized in accordance with paragraph (b). On the other hand, activity-related advice is never privileged, which can be difficult to distinguish. In order to clarify both, the communication can be identified in order to determine whether it is legal or commercial advice. Label the email or document with a phrase like “Attorney-Client Communication: For Legal Advice Purposes.” The marking should also apply to any additional documents sent to the lawyer. This will be beneficial if, in the future, privilege is to be determined by a judge.  The obligation of confidentiality persists even after the client-lawyer relationship has ceased.
See Rule 1.9 (c) (2). See Rule 1.9(c)(1) for the prohibition of using such information to the detriment of the former customer. When a case arises in the federal judicial system, the Bundesgericht applies Rule 501 of the Federal Rules of Evidence to determine whether the law of privileges of national or federal law is applicable. When the case is brought before the federal court under the jurisdiction of diversity, the law of the state concerned is used to enforce the privilege. Where the case concerns a federal matter, the Bundesgericht applies the Federal Act on the Privilege of Lawyers and Clients; Rule 501, however, gives federal courts some flexibility and allows them to interpret privilege “in the light of experience and reason.” . . .