June 15, 2017

ABA releases updated, best-selling treatise on the law of privilege and work-product protection

CHICAGO, June 15, 2017 — The ABA Section of Litigation has just released the sixth edition of its best-selling “The Attorney-Client Privilege and the Work-Product Doctrine.”

As the oldest privilege recognized by Anglo-American jurisprudence, the attorney-client privilege and work-product doctrine has become a pervasive issue in modern-day litigation. While it was a relatively new topic when the first edition was published back in 1980, courts today have come to regard claims of privilege as a fact of life in all litigation. But, since its application is not absolute, litigators need to arm themselves with the latest information to help them navigate the complex, ever-changing terrain.

Edna Selan Epstein’s must-have treatise is the foremost authority on attorney-client privilege and the work product doctrine. The comprehensive two-volume set has been extensively updated and expanded to include the most recent developments.   

Title:                The Attorney-Client Privilege and Work-Product Doctrine
Publisher:        ABA Section of Litigation First Chair Press
Pages:             1,820
Product Code: 5310454
ISBN:               978-1-63425-663-6
Size:                6 x 9 paperback
Price:               $299.95
Orders:            800-285-2221 or shop.americanbar.org

Editor’s note: Author interviews and review copies of this book are available by emailing Chad Johannes. If you publish a review of this book, please send tear sheets or a copy for our files to Chad Johannes, ABA Section of Litigation, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654.

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