Attorney Work Product Privilege

Definition

A rule that an opposing party generally may not discover or compel [wex:disclosure] of written or oral materials prepared by or for an [wex:attorney] in the course of legal representation, especially in preparation for litigation. 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).

Illustrative caselaw

See, e.g. United States v. Nobles, 422 U.S. 225 (1975).

See also