Written or oral materials prepared by or for an attorney in the course of legal representation, especially in preparation for litigation. Generally, an opposing party may not discover or compel disclosure of work product. In limited circumstances, however, an opposing party may discover or compel disclosure of work product upon a showing of "substantial need" and "undue hardship." Fed. R. Evid. 26(b)(3).
See, e.g. Hickman v. Taylor, 329 U.S. 495 (1947).
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
Written materials, charts, notes of conversations and investigations, and other materials related to a the preparation of a case or other legal representation. Their importance is that they cannot be required to be introduced in court or otherwise revealed to the other side.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
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