Attorney Client Privilege Defined

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.