‘Attorney-Client Privilege’ examined in webcast

American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education will present the webcast “Attorney-Client Privilege: Express, Implied, and Subject Matter Waivers” on Thursday, April 11, from noon to 1:30 p.m.

The attorney-client privilege is a sacred aspect of the attorney-client relationship; it enables the client to make full disclosures and assists the lawyer in better representing the client’s interests. One of the chief ways this protection is lost, however, is through a waiver. How do these waivers, intentional or inadvertent, come about, and how can attorneys protect against them?

This program will help attorneys to better understand the various kinds of privilege waivers, including express, implied, and subject-matter waivers; the circumstances that trigger them; and your disclosure obligations post-waiver.

This webcast, taught by a lawyer well-versed in the attorney-client privilege, confidentiality, and other ethics issues, addresses:

• Who can waive the privilege in a joint representation, corporate, or other context?

• Can you avoid a waiver by entering into a confidentiality agreement?

• Does disclosing privileged communications to a family member waive the privilege?

• When does the accidental disclosure of a privileged communication cause a waiver?

• How do “joint defense/common interest” agreements work?

• Can you waive the privilege without disclosing any privileged communications?

• What is the “at issue” doctrine?

• If you waive the privilege, will you have to disclose more privileged communications on the same subject matter?

Questions will be submitted live to the faculty and all registrants will receive downloadable course materials to accompany the program.

Cost for the webcast is $249. To register, visit www.ali-cle.org.