#72: The Dark Side of Attorney-Client Privilege
An important rule of legal ethics is the obligation to keep client information confidential. Lawyers say that rule is fundamental to the attorney-client relationship, so clients can speak freely. But what happens when following that rule keep someone else – an innocent person – in prison? That’s what happened to Alton Logan, who sat in prison in Illinois for 26 years, even though two lawyers who represented the real killer knew the truth all along.
David talks to author and journalist Berl Falbaum, who helped Logan tell his story in "Justice Failed: How ‘Legal Ethics’ Kept Me in Prison for 26 Years.”