Legal Ethics, Quote of the Day, State Judges

Quote of the Day: If a Lawyer Speaks at a Public Meeting and There’s No One There to Hear Him, Does He Make a Sound?

Lawyers: the same as trees?

As the superior court aptly observed, “The fact that the meeting occurs in a public place does not destroy the privilege, if no one hears the conversation.”

— Associate Justice Robert J. Lynn of the New Hampshire Supreme Court, in an opinion upholding the existence of the attorney-client privilege, despite the fact that an attorney discussed confidential information with his clients at a meeting that was open to the public.

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