The Conflict of Interest/Fiduciary Exception to the Attorney-Client Privilege in Minnesota
Every lawyer dislikes to take the witness stand and will do so only for grave reasons . . . He regrets it; the profession discourages it.
Justice Robert H. Jackson
Hickman v. Taylor, 329 U.S. 495, 517 (1947)
Attorneys loath testifying, especially against clients. To avoid testifying, attorneys helped create rules that often preclude their testimony.