November 01, 2016

Involving Third Parties Risks Attorney-Client Privilege Protection

Thomas E. Spahn

As aging lawyers rely on others to handle their driving or other activities, they should remember that such third-party presence can jeopardize attorney-client privilege protection. As long as they continue acting in a legal role, lawyers may normally assume that the privilege survives the involvement of secretaries, paralegals, office messengers, drivers, etc. Such third parties assist lawyers in their professional role.

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