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Explain the possible consequences for violating the rule of client confidentiality.


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Some of the possible consequences of violating the confidentiality rule include the following:

A disciplinary action might be brought against the attorney by the state bar association or other regulatory authority, resulting in a reprimand, suspension, or disbarment.
The client might bring a malpractice lawsuit seeking damages against the attorney (and possibly the legal assistant) or against the firm.
The legal assistant may place his or her job and possibly their careers in jeopardy by violating the confidentiality rule.

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