“Attorney-Client Privilege” protects the confidentiality of communications between an attorney and his or her client. The Attorney-Client Privilege prevents the attorney from disclosing to the court or any other party any private communications between client and attorney. The Attorney-Client Privilege also may apply to communications between a prospective client and an attorney even if the prospective client does not hire or engage the attorney as legal counsel.
There are, however, certain exceptions to the Attorney-Client Privilege, which permit or require the attorney to disclose confidential client information. You should discuss these exceptions with your attorney, as the exceptions vary depending on the jurisdiction.