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The purpose for attorney-client privilege is to encourage open communications between the attorney and client. Every client of every attorney, regardless of the legal advice or assistance sought, is subject to discovery demands that could reveal privileged information. Attorney-Client Privilege in the United States provides instant access to the history, theory, and purpose of this privilege. Attorney-Client Privilege in the United States is the most current and complete treatment of attorney-client privilege available, including: Discussion of the history, theory, and purpose of the attorney-client privilege Comprehensive examination of court interpretations regarding the privilege and its application Expert guidance in asserting, establishing, resolving, and appealing privilege matters