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
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.