attorney-client privilege


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Noun1.attorney-client privilege - the right of a lawyer to refuse to divulge confidential information from his clientattorney-client privilege - the right of a lawyer to refuse to divulge confidential information from his client
privilege - (law) the right to refuse to divulge information obtained in a confidential relationship
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The foundation of a strong attorney- client relationship starts with the attorney-client privilege, which protects all communications between a client and his attorney for the purpose of giving legal advice from being revealed to anyone at any time.
Addressing the board's claims of attorney-client privilege, the court ordered a privilege log of communications seeking legal advice, as opposed to business advice.
Circuit Court of Appeals has held that a state government may invoke the attorney-client privilege in response to a federal grand jury subpoena.
In Upjohn, the core issue was whether legal memoranda documenting interviews of employees conducted during an internal investigation were protected by the attorney-client privilege when the Internal Revenue Service demanded their disclosure in its own, subsequent investigation.
The history of attorney-client privilege has its roots in Roman times.
The raid on the law offices, home, and hotel rooms of Michael Cohen, President Trump's personal attorney, is a major assault on the attorney-client privilege.
Many of us have read and heard more about the attorney-client privilege in recent weeks than we did in law school and it has certainly been more interesting.
"I might have handed him 10 bucks [and said,] 'I definitely want your attorney-client privilege on this,'" Hannity told listeners Monday afternoon.
This trust is protected by what is called attorney-client privilege. This privilege is held by the client and not by the lawyer.
I Attorney-Client Privilege: Historical Underpinnings
Teleglobe discussed the preservation of attorney-client privilege between members of the same corporate family in a lawsuit between them, holding that one of the joint clients cannot withhold otherwise privileged communications from the other, but did not address the operation of privilege where one of the clients within the joint representation sues the joint attorney.
Although the attorney-client privilege has long been recognized under common law, there is no corresponding taxpayer-accountant privilege [other than a limited privilege for "tax advice" in some non-criminal matters under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) section 7525], Criminal and civil tax cases, however, often involve complex accounting principles that may necessitate the engagement of an accountant to aid the attorney in giving effective advice to the client.