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work product :: legal definition


Work product - n. the writings, notes, memoranda, reports on conversations with the client or witness, research and confidential materials which an attorney has developed while representing a client, particularly in preparation for trial. A "work product" may not be demanded or subpenaed by the opposing party, as are documents, letters by and from third parties and other evidence, since the work product reflects the confidential strategy, tactics and theories to be employed by the attorney.


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appearance :: n. the act of a party or an attorney showing up in ... neral appearance special appearance
attorney-client privilege :: n. the requirement that an attorney may not reveal ... ivileged communication work product
attorney's fee :: n. the payment for legal services. It can take sev ... ees in the particular type of case.
attorney's work product :: n. written materials, charts, notes of conversatio ... ivileged communication work product
commingling :: n. the act of mixing the funds belonging to one pa ... rust accounts for funds of another.
confidential relation :: n. a relationship in which one person has confiden ... remely obvious. See also: fiduciary
hearsay rule :: n. the basic rule that testimony or documents whic ... interest dying declaration hearsay
indenture :: n. a type of real property deed in which two parti ... bind a person to work for another.
privileged communication :: n. statements and conversations made under circums ... See also: attorney-client privilege
retainer :: n. the advance payment to an attorney for services ... e stuck with extensive unpaid fees.

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waiver :: n. the intentional and voluntary giving up of some ... ssed on the record. See also: waive
wanton :: adj. 1) grossly negligent to the extent of being r ... sexually immoral and unrestrained.
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widow's election :: n. the choice a widow makes between accepting what ... nt and distribution succession will
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