Can I bring someone with me to see an Attorney?

Many people want to bring someone along if they are meeting with an attorney, usually for moral support. That's understandable. However, if a third party is present with you as you seek advice from an attorney, this can act as waiver of the attorney client privilege. Depending on the circumstances of your case, it might not be a big deal (for example, if you want to get a name change and are discussing with your lawyer how to go about it). In other cases, it could be a very big deal. Sometimes people who bring a third party suddenly or unexpectedly find themselves wanting to say something private to the lawyer & begin to wish they had not invited someone else to the meeting. To be on the safe side, if you want moral support, let someone drive you to your legal appointment, and have that person wait in the waiting room. You can de-brief him or her on the way home. 

Carol O'Connor Cadiz
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Attorney & Owner at O'Connor Cadiz Law: Bankruptcy, Injury, Real Estate & Mediation