Professional ethics

Is this a violation of attorney/client privilege?

I hired an attorney that my mom recommended. During the period of my case, I came to find out that the e- mail correspondence that I was sending him, he would forward to my mom and discuss my e-mail with her. I have a copy of my email forwarded from him to my mom's email. She left her email open on the computer which is how I found out. Is he allowed to discuss anything with my mom and send her my email? I was under the impression that my correspondence would be confidential regardless if he knew or was a friend of NY mother.

Nathan’s Answer

If you are under 18, it may be proper. If you are over 18, even if she is paying, it may be improper. A lot depends on whether your actions at any point constituted a waiver of privilege, and whether the information itself is privileged.

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