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attorney client privilege

Remember that while a client’s communications with his or her attorney are protected by the attorney-client privilege, that privilege may be waived by the presence of third parties. Whether a waiver of the privilege occurs depends a great deal on the circumstances. That having been said, litigating such an issue later could be expensive and is avoidable. If you have anything sensitive to discuss with your attorney, make sure that all third-parties leave. Also, do not share any correspondence with your attorney with any third parties.


Michael L. Kitchen