Mrs. Smith, who is seeking a divorce, entered attorney Black's office for her first interview. Because she was very disturbed over the prospect of a divorce, Mrs. Smith brought her best friend along with her to the interview. Should attorney Black let Mrs. Smith's best friend sit in on the interview? Why?
Attorney Black should not let Mrs Smith's best friend sit in on the interview. This violates the principle of attorney and client confidentiality. As part of this principle, attorney is not allowed to reveal to anybody other than Mrs. Black the information presented during the Interview.