Attorney-Client Privilege

Definition

A legal 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 discovery request or a demand that the lawyer testify under oath. Contrast with attorney's duty of confidentiality.

Illustrative case law

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

See also