This course aims to provide you with some background to the concept of client confidentiality and what your obligations are as a solicitor with respect to preserving and protecting client information. This course is a useful refresher and provides some valuable information on recent legal developments regarding legal professional privilege. This course is a great introduction to client confidentiality that provides you with some basics and practical guidance on how to avoid and manage any issues that may arise in the course of your representation and afterwards.
This course is taught by Kelly Stone, a lawyer from the United States with more than twelve years of international law experience. Kelly holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Sociology and Philosophy, and has been working to strengthen the capacity of both public and private bodies in adhering to obligations under the law. Kelly is well-versed in legal analysis and research, and has provided technical expertise in developing legal norms and standards, assessing risk management and strategies, and has assisted government actors in developing policies and protocols relating to safety and security. Kelly is also a certified facilitator and has trained government officials, NGOs, and community leaders on a variety of topics, including law, policy, safety and development. In addition, Kelly has a demonstrative publication record, which includes peer-viewed journal articles, book chapters, and opinion pieces.