Attorney-Client Privilege

Definition

A legal [wex:privilege] that works to keep communications between an attorney and his or her client secret. The privilege is asserted in the face of a legal demand for the communications, such as a [wex:discovery] request or a demand that the lawyer testify under oath. Contrast with [wex:attorney's duty of confidentiality].

Illustrative case law

See, e.g. Mohawk Industries, Inc. v. Carpenter, 130 S.Ct. 599 (2009).

See also

  • [wex:Confidential communication]