attorney-client privilege

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Overview

The work product doctrine states that an adverse party generally may not discover or compel disclosure of written or oral materials prepared by or for an attorney in the course of legal representation, especially in preparation for litigation....

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Definition

Attorney-client privilege refers to a legal privilege that works to keep confidential 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...

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Oral argument: Oct. 5, 2009

Appealed from: United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (Aug. 26, 2008)

EVIDENCE, DISCLOSURE, CONFIDENTIALITY, ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE, COLLATERAL ORDER...
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The Jicarilla Apache Nation’s reservation covers a 900,000-acre area in New Mexico. See Brief for Petitioner, United States at 2. By statute, the Department of the Interior oversees the development of the reservation’s timber, gravel, oil and gas...