Attorney-Client Privilege: Elements, Policy, and Its Relationship to the Work Product Doctrine
Learn the elements and policy objectives of the attorney-client privilege, which protects confidential conversations between attorneys and their clients, and the relationship between the privilege and the work product doctrine.
In evidence law, privileges are rules that keep certain types of evidence out of courts based on the relationship between one of the parties and another person. Typically, a privilege protects confidential communications against disclosure in order to encourage and preserve that relationship. Today, we’ll be discussing the attorney-client privilege, which protects communications between a party and his or her attorney.
To start off our discussion, we’ll first take a look at the policy behind...