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Attorney-Client Privilege

Attorney-Client Privilege

Review the attorney-client privilege, which provides protection from disclosure of attorney-client communications, and learn the purposes of the privilege, its elements, and how it may be broken.


Throughout our previous tutorials, we have touched on the idea of confidentiality and a lawyer’s obligation to keep a client’s information private. In certain circumstances, those communications may obtain an additional confidentiality protection known as the attorney-client privilege. When a communication meets certain elements it has the privilege of being completely protected from disclosure, even when specifically sought during discovery. In this clip we will discuss the purpose of the...