1. “I brought my ‘friend’ with me to the interview.”
You and I have an attorney client privilege. But once you bring in a third party, whether it’s a friend, a lover or whoever, the benefit of the attorney client privilege is gone. Unless that third party is named in the case or otherwise officially associated with the case, there is no attorney client privilege.. If a friend or a lover is in a meeting with attorney and the case goes sour, in the event of a trial or deposition, there is no privilege and all those secrets can spill out in a deposition or in court.
2. “I am so depressed over this.”
If you need to cry on someone’s shoulder, don’t use your attorney’s. He or she is billing you by the hour, and while they may sympathize with your problems, they have to bill you for the time you spend with them commiserating on the telephone or in person. If you tell all your troubles to your attorney, you’ll really be crying when you see the bill.
3. I know he or she is cheating on me because I’ve been following him/her everywhere.
If you say this to your attorney, one of the things you might be saying to your attorney in the near future is “get me out of jail.”
4. I just got into an altercation with my spouse and the police arrested me.
When going through a divorce, keep things civil. While things may have been stormy right before you decided on a divorce, now is the time to be on your very best behavior.