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Attorney-Client Privilege
Attorney-Client Privilege


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Inadvertent waiver of the attorney-client privilege can have disastrous consequences for both the client and the attorney. In this important September 30, 2015, 3.3-hour program, Michael J. Hutter, Esquire, an expert on this topic, explains the privilege, its elements, exceptions to the privilege and, perhaps most significantly, waiving the privilege. Every lawyer working directly with clients should hear this presentation. It might well help prevent an unintentional waiver.

Mr. Hutter is Professor of Law at Albany Law School where he received the 2015 Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. He is also Special Counsel to the Albany, New York law firm of Powers & Santola, LLP.

Major topics include:
The Privilege
- definition
- duration
- strict construction
- source of law for the privilege
- related rules
Elements of the Attorney-Client Privilege
- a communication
- between privileged persons (client, corporation as client, government as client, attorney, agents of client and attorney)
- made in confidence (circumstances defeating confidentiality, employee use of employer's computer system, exceptions)
- for purposes of seeking or obtaining legal advice or services
Exceptions To The Privilege
- generally
- crime-fraud exceptions
- fiduciary exception
- conduct of attorney in issue
Waiving The Privilege
- generally
- actions constituting waiver

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Price: $169.00

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