Medical Malpractice Dictionary: Attorney-Client Privilege


Attorney-Client Privilege: Confidentiality of information communicated between a person and their attorney.

Attorney-Client Privilege: Privilege in the law refers to special legal restrictions preventing the disclosure of certain types of information, mainly the communications and discussions between people under some circumstances. The best known type is attorney-client privilege, where conversations and written communications between clients and their attorney are protected by legal privilege. Note that privilege is not always absolute, and you need to consult with an attorney about whether certain communications or information are privileged or not. For example, not all communications between a person and an attorney are necessarily privileged.

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