When Does an Attorney/Client Relationship Begin?

By: Wallin & Klarich

An attorney-client relationship starts when the client actually retains an attorney to represent the client in a legal matter. Whether it’s a family law, civil, or criminal matter, the relationship starts once a client retains an attorney for the service of representing the client in a legal matter or legal case.

Once this happens, the attorney has the obligation of not revealing information that is protected from disclosure legally without the informed consent of the client. Client-attorney confidentiality encompasses the attorney-client privilege, the work-product doctrine and the ethical standards of confidentiality pursuant to the ethical standards and laws of the state of California.

This does not preclude the client from authorizing the attorney to speak to family members about the case so long as the client consents to such disclosure in writing and specifically identifying which family members to discuss the case with and the extent of the information to be disclosed.

At the San Bernardino criminal Law Firm of Wallin & Klarich, our attorneys maintain the confidentiality of our client’s cases as a top priority. We hold high ethical standards to ensure that our client’s information and circumstances are kept in confidence and not disclosed unless specifically consented to in writing by the client. We treat our clients with the utmost respect and maintain a level of professionalism to ensure that our clients are very well represented and competently represented.

If you have questions and/or are seeking legal help with a criminal or family law matter/case, you will want to consult with the San Bernardino attorneys at Wallin & Klarich. They have handled many cases involving family law matters to criminal legal matters and hold any communication in strict confidence and privilege. Contact the San Bernardino Attorneys at Wallin & Klarich now at 1-888-280-6839 and/or visit the website at www.wklaw.com.

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