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To what extent is the attorney-client privelage

To what extent is the attorney-client privelage "enforceable"? I have a situation where I need to use some communications between my attorney and I as evidence and need to know what the ramifications of this are, can I do that? I've had two attorneys over the last year and the first one was a good guy, we both agreed that I would be in better hands with someone more aggressive so I was handed off to the second attorney. Long story short, the second one didn't represent my interest at all, I've got a great malpractice claim against hi and he dropped me just after he served the petition, I never had a chance to argue against it because he gave me the wrong date for the hearing on his motion to withdraw, it's been crazy. But one of the items I'm concerned about is the use of communications from both attorneys. For example, I have a few emails from the first attorney where we talk about how the second attorney told us both that he was going to be arguing against an eviction among other things, then I have a few emails from the second attorney where he says the same thing but ended up making a deal with the defendants attorney one week before to not contest the eviction in exchange for him dropping me as a client. I've actually got an email from him where he flat out admits to making that deal. So now I'm in the process of motioning for a continuance right now and I need to know if I can even use these messages. Can I use just a few of them but not waive my attorney client privelages completely or can I not use anything from the attorneys?The defendants attorney has just filed a motion for a protective order and one of the items he focuses on for a reason is that I've had two attorneys who have dropped me, well, I can prove that he was the cause of thus last one dropping me but he is claiming that I cannot use this message unless I waive my privelages fir that attorney. The message is short, can I really not use it in my response to his motion?

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ScottyMacEsq

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I am a criminal defense attorney and I wanted to see if you

Hello. I am a criminal defense attorney and I wanted to see if you agree with my thinking.JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: Lastly, which is another wrinkle, I do disclose information to them that also may be considered to be covered. For example, in order to get funds for an investigator we are supposed to tell them the theory/goal of the defense and we are supposed to notify them if that changes. I always say the goal is to minimize the consequences to my client. They want to know how many witnesses the investigator has to talk to, but at least they don't ask for the names!! Am I correct in asserting the privilege? I finally finished! Sorry my question came in four parts! ThanksJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Yes. One of my friends. I wanted another opinion. Aren't you a lawyer?JA: What advice did they give you? Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: The other attorney agreed it was not covered. He is also on this CAAP panel. I think they do a lot of things that I think is against the law. Question, if they just pay us, are they covered? Do any of the responses I make to them re: what investigation is needed violate the privilege, so I have already violated the privilege. Thanks

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Law Educator, Esq.

Attorney At Law

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I received a letter from Aflac special investigations unit

I received a letter from Aflac special investigations unit for insurance claims several years back. I do not have the paper work to back them up. I got a certified letter. I have not answered them. What will happen?

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Asad Rahman

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J.D.

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I have a concern that bothers me due to the very definition

I have a concern that bothers me due to the very definition of client-attorney relationship. I have asked for a free consultation to a potential case and fill out a brief explanation of the case online. The attorney called me and asked me to send the medical records to her to see if, I have a case or not, tough she also stated that does not mean that we have a client-attorney relationship established. As I considered a normal reaction of thought, that throws a red flag to me because if, this attorney decides no to take my case for whatever reason, she would have knowledge of all my information regarding a potential case. I think it could be detrimental for my cause if, the information she was given access to, without a client-attorney bonding relationship, could end up in the wrong hands meaning the possibility of that attorney to know the party I'm trying to bring a lawsuit. Any insight will be deeply appreciated.

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Ely

Counselor at Law

Juris Doctor

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After using one law firm, can not use same law firm in case

After using one law firm for mediation, can not use same law firm for litigation in case does not reach to agreement?

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CalAttorney2

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We signed a contract on Saturday panels, total of $35,000 we

We signed a contract on Saturday for Solar panels, for a total of $35,000 we contacted the salesman on Monday and told him of our intention to cancel. He was very obnoxious and said we could not cancel. We live in Houston and I thought were covered by the 3 days right to rescind.

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legalgems

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I have a question regarding the NACI and employment

Hello: I have a question regarding the NACI and employment verification. For one of my employment, over 5 years ago (just barely) I put the date I was taken off payroll by the company and not the date I technically actually stopped working. Should I contact the investigator to change what I put and how culpable will that make me look? Or does the NACI only contact places you listed on the SF-85 going back the 5 years as indicated on that form?

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Law Educator, Esq.

Attorney At Law

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I have been served with a writ of scire facias judgement

i have been served with a writ of scire facias for a judgement from may of 2004JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: texasJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: no writ of execution, no legal documents were delivered to me in the last 12 years., the judgement is for legal fees, the lawsuit was settled and the plantiff paid. but they got another judegement just for legal fees.JA: You're dealing with a tough issue. But don't worry -- you're in good hands. I know the lawyer has information that can help.Customer: pkJA: Huh?Customer: okJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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In Florida, board meetings have to be posted and condos.

In Florida, board meetings have to be posted for HOAs and condos. Seem to me that includes meetings with the board attorney. I am pretty sure our board attorney is having the board sneak away to meet with him. He told me years ago when I was on the board we simply sneak away. Now I don't believe that. He can't just tell the board to sneak away and not give notice, at least telling owners they are meeting with the attorney, can they?

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