In most circumstances, your communications with an attorney are confidential.   The attorney-client privilege exists to protect you, so that you can fully disclose to your lawyer all of the information that may be important to your case.  This includes your communication at your initial intake.  To get the best advice possible, be sure to tell your attorney everything you know about the case (good or bad, big or small).  The more your lawyer knows, the better he or she can help you.