Understanding Attorney-Client Privilege

This is one of the oldest and the most traditional forms of confidentiality.

The US Supreme Court ensures that the privilege applies to both the attorney and the client.

The primary purpose of attorney-client privilege is to openly share any sort of confidential information and effectively represent them.

Purpose of Attorney-Client Privilege

Kovel Standard of Privilege in the US Laws

In the case of United States v. Kovel, the US Supreme Court came up with a new agreement. The Kovel agreement therefore helped in safeguarding the confidentiality between the clients and their attorneys

What are the General Requirements of an Attorney-Client Privilege?

– Proper communication between   two of the privileged parties. – Communication should take    place in confidence. – The privilege would seek to    obtain necessary legal     assistance.