What is a conflict check and is the meeting with my lawyer confidential? The attorney-client privilege is, strictly speaking, a rule of evidence. It prevents lawyers from testifying about, and from being forced to testify about, their clients’ statements. The duty of confidentiality prevents lawyers from even informally discussing information related to their clients’ cases with others.
In this video, attorneys Katherine Morneau, Penina McMahon, and Rosangeliz Torres discuss why a conflict of interest check is performed and the details of the attorney/client confidentiality.