work product


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work product

n. the writings, notes, memoranda, reports on conversations with the client or witness, research, and confidential materials which an attorney has developed while representing a client, particularly in preparation for trial. A "work product" may not be demanded or subpenaed by the opposing party, as are documents, letters by and from third parties and other evidence, since the work product reflects the confidential strategy, tactics and theories to be employed by the attorney.

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Reardon, claimed that during the hearing, the judge should not have allowed a page from the notes of the defense lawyer at trial to be admitted at the hearing because the notes constitute the attorney's work product.
Dentons the world's largest law firm, delivering legal services to clients across 174 locations serving 78 countries has selected iManage Work as its Work Product Management platform across all of its global locations.
Although a Virginia city claimed it had special concerns about releasing legal bills to a litigation opponent, the Supreme Court of Virginia found no reason to alter the usual standards for attorney-client and work product materials.
In this Article--prepared for a symposium to honor Professor Magarian's book--I use the concepts of dynamic diversity and managed speech as jumping off points to consider the constitutional value of speech produced by public employees in the course of doing their jobs ("public employee work product speech") and the Roberts Court's approach to the same.
Besides attorney-client privilege, there are some provisions under the work product doctrine, which offers protection of confidentiality for materials prepared for trial.
The court, in a 5-2 opinion on October 26, said those records include reports made by an outside entity and given to the hospital and fact-based attorney work product. The court overturned an opinion from the Second District Court of Appeal.
The court noted that such statements taken immediately after an event "are unique catalysts in the search for truth in that they provide an immediate impression of the facts, the substantial equivalent of which cannot be recreated or duplicated by a deposition or interview months or years after the event." (19) According to the court, the unique quality of such statements has been determined to provide special circumstances satisfying the undue hardship requirement needed to overcome their protection as work product. Nonetheless, the court found that the plaintiff had failed to offer sufficient evidence to overcome the work-product privilege of the insurer and quashed the trial court's order to produce the statements demanded by the plaintiff.
25 May 2017 - Chicago, US-based work product management solutions provider iManage has acquired UK-based artificial intelligence (AI) experts RAVN to accelerate adoption of AI technology, the company said.
Therefore, when an attorney serves in a non-legal capacity, such as a preparer of tax returns or as a business adviser, his or her communications and work papers may not be deemed as one protected by privilege and work product doctrine, respectively.
In addition to the attorney-client privilege, there is the common law work product doctrine, which protects documents, interviews, statements, memoranda, correspondence, briefs, mental impressions, and other tangible things obtained or created by or for an attorney during or in anticipation of litigation by or for an attorney.
A student's work products therefore often became less inherently valuable over time and after evaluation by an instructor, as the grade and/or diploma replaces the work product, taking on the implicit valuation indication of the student's academic accomplishments.
For example, NCFS work product #20 is a recommendation regarding a National Code of Professional Responsibility for Forensic Science and Forensic Medicine Service Providers, which received approval at the March 2016 meeting.