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Generally, initial consultations with the lawyer are confidential. Many lawyers provide free initial consultations in order to encourage clients to discuss their claims and to determine if the client actually has a case. Also the initial consultation gives the client the ability to assess the lawyer’s style and determine if they want to hire the lawyer. Even if you do not end up hiring the lawyer, everything you discuss during an initial consultation with the lawyer is generally confidential. This means the lawyer cannot discuss it with anyone else. If you have specific concerns you can certainly bring them up with the lawyer at the beginning of the consultation and the lawyer can advise you up front about his or her policy.