work-product rule

work-product rule

The rule providing for qualified immunity of an attorney’s work product from discovery or other compelled disclosure. Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(b)(3).

? The exemption was primarily established to protect an attorney’s litigation strategy. Hickman v. Taylor, 329 U.S. 495, 67 S.Ct. 385 (1947).

¡ª Also termed work-product immunity; work-product privilege; work-product exemption; attorney-work-product privilege. [Cases: Criminal Law 627.5(6); Federal Civil Procedure 1600(3); Pretrial Procedure 35. C.J.S. Criminal Law ¡ì¡ì 449¨C450; Discovery ¡ì 29.]


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