Andrew Rubin, Esq.

September 2016 Archives

Looking at the duty of confidentiality under New Jersey rules

In our last post, we began speaking about the duty of confidentiality attorneys owe to their clients. At its core, confidentiality is about lawyers protecting the privacy of their clients. Under the New Jersey Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct, lawyers are prohibited from revealing information related to the representation if a client.

Law professor’s Twitter debacle raises issue of confidentiality, attorney-client privilege

We all know that the upcoming presidential election is a hug source of division. If you know what’s good for you, it’s best to avoid discussing the matter in polite company. Professionalism, of course, usually dictates against venturing into heated political discussions.  For attorneys who are involved in the representation of political figures, it is also critical to maintain professionalism and especially confidence.

Conflicts of interest in legal practice: what to look for as a client, P.2

In our last post, we began looking at the issue of conflicts of interest in the practice of law. As we noted, the New Jersey Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct prohibit attorneys from representing clients whose interests are directly adverse to those of another or when the attorney would be materially limited in his or her ability to represent a client because of his or her own interests or those of another client.

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