burvowski wrote:How about this: (I didn't come up with it, obviously, another lawyer suggested it to me)
Model Rule of Professional Conduct 1.6 - Confidentiality of Information
(b) A lawyer may reveal information relating to the representation of a client to the extent the lawyer reasonably believes necessary:
(1) to prevent reasonably certain death or substantial bodily harm;
In the link PK posted, they mentioned that they wanted to amend Rule 1.6 to cover situations like the one mentioned in the article. As I understand it, rule 1.6 would cover a situation like the one presented in the OP (death), but it looks like the lawyers in the Wickliffe murder did not think 1.6 allowed them to disclose the information Mr. Hope presented them with. But this could be a faulty interpretation, since I don't know what all is contained in 1.6 (b) and I'm just a 0L noob.