Authored By: Candace Whitman
According to the American Bar Association (ABA), Colvin & Hallett, P.S on behalf of the ABA filed an amicus brief to speak out against the “primary-purpose test” that the Supreme Court wants to add to the attorney-client privilege process.
The ABA states, "At issue is whether a communication involving both legal and non-legal advice is protected by attorney-client privilege when obtaining or providing legal advice was one of the significant purposes behind the communication."
The ABA's brief aims to persuade the Supreme Court that the test would confuse clients and discourage them from sharing their situation fully and exploring all potential legal options with their lawyer when it comes to conversations between the client and the lawyer that involves both legal and non-legal advice.
To read more about the amicus brief, click here to read the article on the ABA's website.