Professional Responsibility Computer Assisted Lessons: Exceptions to the Ethical Duty of Confidentiality Designed to Protect Third Persons from Harm

Barbara Glesner Fines, University of Missouri - Kansas City, School of Law


This lesson explores the exceptions to an attorney's ethical duty of confidentiality that are designed to protect third persons from death, injury or financial loss. The lesson examines these exceptions as expressed by the American Bar Association's Model Rules of Professional Conduct and notes some of the variations on these rules found among the states.