Attorney-Client Privilege Checklist: Ensuring Confidentiality
The attorney-client privilege is one of the oldest and most important evidentiary privileges in the US. It protects confidential attorney-client communications that relate to legal advice from disclosure to third parties. The purpose of the attorney-client privilege is to promote full and frank communications between attorneys and their clients. This Checklist sets out the key issues to consider in determining whether an attorney-client communication is confidential and therefore potentially within the scope of the privilege.