Washington, DC asked in Communications Law for New York

Q: Is a judge allowed to hear everything me and My lawyer discuss in court

And did it give me a unfair hearing? If so what can I do about it

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Communications & Internet Law Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA

A: No, a judge is not allowed to hear everything you and your lawyer discuss in court. The discussions between you and your attorney are protected by attorney-client privilege. This privilege ensures that communications between you and your attorney remain confidential, fostering an environment where clients can speak openly and honestly with their legal counsel. In court settings, if you need to confer privately with your attorney, you should request a moment to do so. Typically, the court will allow for such private consultations, ensuring that these privileged communications are not overheard. Always be cautious of where and how you communicate with your attorney to maintain this confidentiality. If you believe this privilege has been violated, you should address the issue promptly. Understanding and respecting this privilege is fundamental to the legal process.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Your private conversations are protected by privilege. Your attorney should advise this, based on specific setting. Good luck

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