One of the most common privileges we hear about is the attorney/client privilege.
The general scope of this privilege is set out in NRS 49.095 and provides:
49.095. General rule of privilege
A client has a privilege to refuse to disclose, and to prevent
any other person from disclosing, confidential communications:
1. Between himself or his representative and his lawyer or
his lawyer’s representative.
2. Between his lawyer and the lawyer’s representative.
3. Made for the purpose of facilitating the rendition of
professional legal services to the client, by him or his lawyer to a
lawyer representing another in a matter of common interest.
Lawyers are fond of defining things and the Nevada statutes contain numerous definitions and qualifications that effect this privilege. More on those next blog.
Steve is the Managing Shareholder of Steven J. Klearman & Associates, a civil litigation law firm located in Reno, Nevada. He practices primarily in the areas of civil litigation and injury law, and has authored one of the definitive guides to Nevada civil law that is widely used by Nevada judges and attorneys, his book entitled Elements of Nevada Legal Theories.