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  1. Attorney–client privilege

    Attorney–client privilege is a legal concept that protects certain communications between a client and his or her attorney and keeps those communications confidential. The attorney–client privilege is one of the oldest recognized privileges for confidential communications. The United States Supreme Court has stated that by assuring confidentiality the privilege encourages clients to make "full and frank" disclosures to their attorneys, who are then better able to provide candid advice and effective representation.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of attorney–client privilege in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of attorney–client privilege in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of attorney–client privilege in a Sentence

  1. David Urban:

    The attorney-client privilege is sacrosanct here. There is the crime fraud exception -- the only time you get to pierce that attorney-client privilege is if there is a crime committed, this is a pretty high bar stuff and we will have to see, but it is an extraordinary step to be taken, for sure.

  2. Patrick Strawbridge:

    Instead of addressing important intelligence needs, The House Intelligence Committee appears to seek a truly needless dispute — this one with private attorneys — that would force them to violate privileges and ethical rules, as committed defense lawyers, we will respect the Constitution and defend the attorney-client privilege — one of the oldest and most sacred privileges in the law.

  3. Joe Tacopina:

    I can’t really talk about my impressions or any conversations we’d had because there is an attorney-client privilege that attaches even to a consultation.

  4. Robert Kelner:

    ... we have declined to produce documents covered by the attorney-client privilege, and we are preparing a log for the committee detailing what documents are being withheld under that privilege.

  5. Robert Costello:

    I am going to have to have a conversation with these people about his attorney-client privilege, work product privilege and executive privilege, we were operating under the idea that they would respect the invocation of those privileges, but they clearly haven't respected the invocation of attorney-client privilege for Eastman. And so, if they didn't do it with him, why would they do it with respect to Rudy Giuliani ?


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