Category Archives: Attorney Client Privilege

Important new decision by Washington Supreme Court on the attorney/client privilege

On October 20, 2016, the Washington Supreme Court, sitting en banc, decided in a 5/4 decision to adopt a bright-line test and refused to extend the attorney/client privilege to communications between corporate counsel and former corporate employees.   Newman v. Highland School District No. 203,  2016 WL 6126472 (WA Oct. 20 2016). 

A brief summary of the decision by Peter Jarvis and his colleagues, situating it in the national context, may be found here.