The attorney-client privilege is quite a shield. A broad and powerful enough shield that it protects statements by clients who have since passed away. People agree: Clients and lawyers should be able to communicate openly and honestly, without fear of information getting out. But there are, believe it or not, situations in which lawyers either may or must divulge information from a client. Read below for some situations where lawyer-client information can come out.
The Crime-Fraud Exception to the Attorney-Client Privilege
Not all attorney-client communications are privileged.