LEO: Attorney-Client Relationship  LE Op. 846


Attorney-Client Relationship - Confidentiality: "Massachusetts



Committee recommended adoption of a proposed rule ["Massachusetts Rule"]

which requires that the prosecutor in a criminal case or a government

lawyer shall not subpoena an attorney in any criminal cases or proceeding,

including any proceeding before any grand jury, without prior judicial

approval in circumstances where the prosecutor seeks to compel the

attorney/witness to provide evidence concerning a person who is or was

represented by the attorney/witness. Disciplinary Rule 8-102(A)(5) [DR:8-

102], as stated above, was adopted by the Virginia Supreme Court on June

15, 1987, effective September 1, 1987.