attorney-client relation


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Noun1.attorney-client relation - the responsibility of a lawyer to act in the best interests of the clientattorney-client relation - the responsibility of a lawyer to act in the best interests of the client
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
client - a person who seeks the advice of a lawyer
attorney, lawyer - a professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice
fiduciary relation - the legal relation that exists when one person justifiably places reliance on another whose aid or protection is sought in some matter
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Thus, Canon 21 of the Code of Professional Responsibility states that a lawyer shall preserve the confidences and secrets of his client even after the attorney-client relation is terminated.
A Bar rule pending at the Supreme Court urges lawyers to make such disclosures to clients, preferably in writing, and provides that without the disclosure the attorney and client will be presumed to still have an attorney-client relation ship for the ancillary services, even if they are nonlegal.