Massachusetts lawyers must keep what statements you make to him/her confidential when you speak to him/her privately.  Any conversation that you have is considered confidential.  It is called the “Attorney Client Privilege” and there are strict rules of confidentiality that only apply to the lawyer, but also to staff members in the lawyer’s office.

There are exceptions to this rule; including if you reveal your intent to commit a crime or thought in the future in which there is a likelihood of serious injury to another person or property. Again, the lawyer may disclose this.

In addition, sometime the Attorney Client Privilege may be waived by having other people present during the interview and other circumstances.  It is important to discuss this with the lawyer that is representing you.