Legal Nurse Consulting News: Attorney-Client Privilege

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Once a Legal Nurse has contracted with an attorney to provide medical expertise on a case, shehe may fall under the protection of the attorney-client privilege. The attorney-client privilege keeps communication private and applies to any communication made in confidence between the attorney and client for the purpose of dispensing legal advice.

The attorney-client privilege can extend to retained consultants such as Legal Nurses. As a result, Legal Nurses should have a solid understanding in the general workings of the privilege. Furthermore, not knowing what the privilege is or what it covers will be a detriment when trying to secure your important case documents. Lastly, the attorney-client privilege is a very demanding legal principle to master. There are many exceptions and sub-sections to the privilege that confuse even the most seasoned attorney. Therefore, it is strongly recommended for any Legal Nurse to discuss any questions they may have about the attorney-client privilege with their legal employer.

Detailed info about attorney-client privilege is included with Case Strategies for the 21st Century.

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RN MARKET News features Legal Nurse Consulting related articles written by Veronica Castellana, Ryan Sanchez, and other guest writers. Veronica is the LNC STAT course creator and is a currently practicing Advanced Legal Nurse Consultant. Her training tools and techniques have resulted in some of the most succesful Legal Nurse Consultants in the world. She is now the leader in Legal Nurse success. Ryan is the Director of Marketing for RN MARKET and the LNC STAT course. His valuable expertise helps nurses to realize their true potential and value in the field of Legal Nurse Consulting.