“So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets”

You work with another paralegal in your law firm. Your lawyer has asked your team to work on a client issue. The client has revealed to your lawyer, in confidence, that he knows there is hazardous material on the property he is selling. respond to the following questions: Does the attorney-client privilege and the duty of confidentiality bar (prevent) your lawyer from revealing the potential hazard to the buyer and the buyer’s lawyer? What do the Model Rules of Professional Conduct say about such a disclosure? (Search the Model Rules at: americanbar org.)
Explain how Matthew 7:12 can guide the client: “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets,” (New International Version).

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