In American legal jurisprudence, the attorney-client privilege is frequently referred to as “sacrosanct,” with origins pre-dating the Constitution. Although it is commonly understood to be an “absolute privilege,” the privilege does not actually apply to all aspects of the attorney-client relationship. This CLE will begin with a general overview of the basics of the Attorney-Client Privilege & Work Product Doctrine, and then engage a more detailed analysis of emerging issues and technology considerations; key differences between attorney-client privilege and the work product doctrine; selected differences between state privilege law and federal privilege law and practical tips for protecting and promoting work product, attorney-client privilege and confidentiality.
Elizabeth C. Chavez, Esq., Kathleen C. Chavez, Esq.
December 13, 2018
1.5 General CLE Credits, .5 Ethics Credits
Section I. Introduction
Section II. Basics of Attorney-Client Privilege
Section III. Basics of Work Product Doctrine
Section IV. The Difference between Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Doctrine
Section V. Selected Differences between State and Federal Laws
Section VI. Technology and its Impact on Attorney-Client Privilege, Confidentiality and Work Product Doctrine
Section VII. Ethical Considerations, Practice Pointers and Tips for Protecting and Promoting Confidentiality, Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Doctrine
Kathleen C. Chavez, Esq.
Elizabeth C. Chavez, Esq.