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One who employs and retains an attorney or counsellor to advise him about some legal matters, or to manage or defend a suit or action in which the client is a party.

The duties of the client towards his counsel include: <.p>

  1. To give him written authority;
  2. To disclose his case with perfect candor;
  3. To offer spontaneously, advances of money to his attorney, and;
  4. To promptly pay his attorney his fees at the conclusion of the suit or matter.

The client's rights include:

  1. To be diligently served in the management of his business;
  2. To be informed of its progress, and;
  3. That his counsel shall not disclose what has been professionally confided to him.