attorney work product
Written materials, charts, notes of conversations and investigations, and other materials related to a the preparation of a case or other legal representation. Their importance is that they cannot be required to be introduced in court or otherwise revealed to the other side.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits
Category: Working With a Lawyer

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

attorney work product
USA
The documents and materials an attorney creates during the course of his legal representation of a client in connection with his:
• Research.
• Opinions.
• Conversations and interviews with a witness, client or others.
Attorney work product is confidential and cannot be subpoenaed for disclosure in court or to the opposing party in litigation.
For more information see Practice Note, Internal Corporate Investigations: A US Privilege and Work Product Overview for In-House Lawyers (www.practicallaw.com/3-501-8418).

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

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