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Date: March 12, 2018
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White paper provides lawyers and other legal professionals with an up-to-date resource on current trends in attorney-client privilege

ACTL White Paper - Attorney-Client Privilege Update: Current and Recurring IssuesPORTLAND (March 12, 2018) The Attorney-Client Relationships Committee of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) announced at its 2018 Spring Meeting the release of a new white paper on emerging developments in the area of the attorney-client privilege.

The 16-chapter publication titled, Attorney-Client Privilege Update: Current and Recurring Issues, focuses on the scope and reach of privilege in a number of areas, including agents, third parties, disclosures and communications. It also highlights situations in which waivers may occur. The white paper incorporates more than 200 case citations to illustrate real-world examples of the relevant issues in this arena.

GSB’s Joe Arellano, who was named Chair of the ACTL Attorney-Client Relationships Committee in 2017, contributed to this latest revision and oversaw the process leading to its approval and publication. “The white paper is an invaluable resource on current trends in the area of the attorney-client privilege,” said Arellano.

The white paper is available for download on the ACTL website.

Arellano, a Principal in the firm’s Portland office, has been an ACTL Fellow since 2009. He previously served as Vice-Chair of the Attorney-Client Relationships Committee (2015-2017) and Chair of the Oregon State Committee (2014-2016).

ACTL is an invitation-only fellowship comprising the leading trial lawyers in the United States and Canada and is generally recognized as the preeminent trial lawyers organization in all of North America. ACTL maintains and seeks to improve the standards of trial practice, professionalism, ethics, and the administration of justice through education and public statements on important legal issues.

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