Being trustworthy is one of the most important things in the professional world. Obviously, trustworthiness can be very subjective. This is especially true when it comes to deciding whether or not to divulge information that other people might have meant to be a secret. In some cases, people are more likely to have a biased opinion. Such cases are extremely evident in situations where one person is acting in their client’s best interests instead of being unbiased. People like lawyers spend their entire careers making sure more people believe their client is trustworthy, or at the very least not committing a crime.
Many cases do not even go to court, and most are settled outside of a courtroom. However, there are still tons of situations where a lawyer is forced to make hard choices that may or may not disrupt their trustworthiness. Luckily, lawyers are required to have their clients’ best interests in mind, and therefore they cannot be forced to divulge information that might harm their client. In fact, there are many lawyers who are willing to try and help people even when the clients are guilty as charged. Most lawyers are ready to attempt such.
Curt Ellerbee has been a lawyer in the San Diego area for multiple decades and has seen all sorts of clients. He focuses in civil litigation cases, but he has needed work hard on many cases where his client’s innocence was questionable.