Rule 1.6: CONFIDENTIALITY OF INFORMATION
A fundamental principle in the client-lawyer relationship is that, in the absence of the client’s informed consent, the lawyer must not reveal information relating to the representation. This contributes to the trust that is the hallmark of the client-lawyer relationship.
When the attorney-client relationship is established, the client will be asked for the name and information for one contact person with whom the Public Defender’s Office is authorized to share information about the client’s legal matters. The designation of one contact person allows the Public Defender’s Office to act competently to safeguard the client’s information against all unauthorized access by others.