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Talking to the Attorney-General about Solicitor-Client Privilege

Out of the blue, solicitor-client privilege is a meme.  The subject excites legal ethics nerds but is not recommended dinner-party conversation.  Until now. If the public weren’t confused enough by this legal principle, a former Attorney-General hires a retired Supreme Court judge as her legal counsel.  The former minister declines comment to reporters on the Hill, invoking solicitor-client privilege.   Here is a primer for non-lawyers (and lawyers) on the legal principles at play. Privilege Solicitor-client privilege in Canada is a principle of judge-made law that dates back to the English courts of the 1500’s.  The principle developed from the sensible…