April 12, 2018

New ABA Legal Fact Check explores history, exceptions of attorney-client privilege

WASHINGTON, April 12, 2018 — The American Bar Association posted today a new ABA Legal Fact Check  that might be helpful for your continuing coverage of the FBI search of the offices and temporary residence of Michael Cohen, the personal lawyer for President Donald Trump.


The fact check explores the history of the attorney-client privilege and outlines the three legal exceptions that have been carved out regarding confidentiality of conversations between a client and his or her lawyer. The item also explains differences between an exchange covered under the privilege and conversations that are not.

ABA Legal Fact Check seeks to help the media and public find dependable answers and explanations to sometimes confusing legal questions and issues. The URL for the site is www.abalegalfactcheck.com. Follow us on Twitter @ABAFactCheck.

With more than 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is one of the largest voluntary professional membership organizations in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law. View our privacy statement online. Follow the latest ABA news at
www.americanbar.org/news and on Twitter @ABANews.