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A person who employs or retains an attorney to represent him or her in any legal business; to assist, to counsel, and to defend the individual in legal proceedings; and to appear on his or her behalf in court.

This term includes a person who divulges confidential matters to an attorney while pursuing professional assistance, regardless of sub-sequent employment of the attorney. This attorney-client relationship is quite complex and extensive in its scope. One of the key aspects of this relationship is confidentiality of communications. A client has the right to require that his or her attorney keep secret any discussion between them during the course of their relationship that pertains to the matters for which the attorney is hired. This protection extends to a person who might have disclosed any confidential matters while seeking aid from an attorney, whether the attorney was employed or not. If, for example, someone is "shopping" for an attorney to handle a Divorce, the person might reveal certain private information to several attorneys, all of whom are expected to keep such communications confidential.


Attorney-Client Privilege.


noun business contact, buyer of labor, cliens, consultor, consumer, customer, employer of legal advice, hirer, offerer, patron, patron of professional servies, person employing advice, person represented, person represented by counsel, purchaser, retainer of counsel
Associated concepts: attorney-client privilege, attorneyylient relationship
See also: consumer, customer, patron

CLIENT, practice. One who employs and retains an attorney or counsellor to manage or defend a suit or action in which he is a party, or to advise him about some legal matters.
     2. The duties of the client towards his counsel are, 1st. to give him a written authority, 1 Ch. Pr. 19; 2. to disclose his case with perfect candor3. to offer spontaneously, advances of money to his attorney; 2 Ch. Pr. 27; 4. he should, at the end of the suit, promptly pay his attorney his fees. Ib. His rights are, 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. See Attorney at law; Confidential communication.

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Before the use of thin client technology, affiliates sent the AFT data from fat client applications via diskette or paper.
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Tom Bradicich, IBM Fellow & Vice President, Systems Technology, System x and BladeCenter Servers, explains how substantially lower computing costs, increased security, and several other benefits are realized through a server-based approach to desktops compared to traditional fat client PCs.
Rolf Scheer, Director Product Management Solutions of Wincor Nixdorf states, "This solution is designed to run in traditional fat client environments, as well as in modern smart client infrastructures.
Accessing and updating information through any means other than the SAP fat client interface was "nearly impossible" for an IT team that had written its own middle layer to leverage open APIs, according to Thompson.
Greenplum's customers receive real value from the visual display of up-to-date data, but nobody wants to download a fat client application to get that capability.
SWA provides all of the functionality that most people today are used to in a fat client email environment, yet in a lean and well designed web user interface," said Finn Schulz, Vice President, Information Technology, Rezidor SAS Hospitality, one of the fastest growing hospitality companies in the world, operating 263 hotels in 49 countries.
NET applications, including both fat client (Winforms) and thin client (ASP.