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What is covered under attorney-client privilege?

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What is covered under attorney-client privilege?

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  1. Some types of communication between an attorney and his or her client.

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  2. communications between you and your attorney regarding your case and legal advice. An exception to the attorney-client privilege is what is known as the fraud/crime which allows disclosure of information
    communicated by the client in an attempt by the client to use the lawyer’s services to
    commit or cover up a crime or fraud.


  3. Some communications between you and your attorney that a reasonable person could consider as confidential, but exceptions apply. You should consult with an attorney regarding specific facts covered, etc. there are also work product protections. Communications include spoken and written.

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