The Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Doctrine in Virginia, featuring Tom Spahn

MCLE Credits: 3.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

Tuesday, May 19, 11:00 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. ET
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Tuesday, June 2, 11:00 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. ET
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MCLE Credit: 3.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 3.0 (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Registration Fees:

$259 regular registration (includes A Virginia-Specific Summary
Guide: The Attorney-Client Privilege and the Work Product Doctrine

(2017 edition) in electronic form).
$319 special registration (includes The Attorney-Client Privilege
and The Work Product Doctrine: A Practitioner's Guide

(3d edition 2013) in electronic form).
$199 discounted registration—already own either of the two
books above, and don’t want to receive the e-book version.

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Why Attend?

Every litigator must know these rules.

The attorney-client privilege enjoys a unique status among all legal doctrines. For many reasons, it stands alone as the most important subject that lawyers must understand. By contrast, dramatically different rules control the work product doctrine. Failing to appreciate work product doctrine principles can involve even higher stakes because, by definition, this doctrine involves litigation or anticipated litigation. Most lawyers understand the broad contours of both subjects, but how many appreciate the many complexities of both, including how to assert either in the context of an ongoing dispute?

Tom Spahn is the nation’s foremost expert on the attorney-client privilege and work product doctrine. His 1,531-page book, The Attorney-Client Privilege and The Work Product Doctrine: A Practitioner's Guide (3d edition 2013), is the definitive work on the topic. He also prepared a Virginia-specific guide of only(!) 385 pages, focusing the discussion on how the privilege and doctrine function in Virginia. Both share the same chapter and section numbering scheme, and are supported by his online database of up-to-date cases keyed to each section. As he demonstrates in all of his many lectures on ethics, Tom is an engaging and entertaining speaker. You’ll leave this seminar with a new understanding and appreciation of these important subjects. This seminar should be attended by every attorney—litigator, transactional, and corporate alike.

 

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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE (May 19) (Eastern Time)

11:00 The Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Doctrine in Virginia
2:15 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

COURSE SCHEDULE (June 2) (Eastern Time)

11:00 The Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Doctrine in Virginia
2:15 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

Faculty

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Thomas E. Spahn, McGuireWoods / McLean

Thomas E. Spahn practices as a commercial litigator with McGuireWoods in Tysons, Virginia. He was selected as the 2013 metro-Washington, DC "Lawyer of the Year" for "Bet the Company Litigation" by The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.). He has served on the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, and is a member of the American Law Institute and a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.  Mr. Spahn has written extensively on attorney-client privilege, ethics, and other topics, and has spoken at over 1,400 CLE programs throughout the U.S. and in several foreign countries. He graduated magna cum laude from Yale University and received his J.D. from Yale Law School.

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