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In-House Interrogatory

Asked: Our weekly question to the In-House community

The Georgia Supreme Court made an important decision last week concerning communications between law firms and their in-house counsel.

The court held that attorney-client privilege protects communications between law firms and their in-house counsel concerning potential malpractice claims by a client.

Lower courts in the Peach State had held that there is no attorney-client privilege between a firm and its own counsel when it comes to client malpractice matters.

The decision concerned a case of a Savannah law firm that did not want to divulge its internal communications to a client who was suing the firm for malpractice. 

So here’s our question for you:

Do you think communications between law firms and their in-house counsel should be protected by attorney-client privilege?

Leave a comment below or email me.

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