California Legal Bills: Privileged Until They Aren’t?

Law360, New York (January 10, 2017, 4:51 PM EST) -- Steven Fleischman

Lisa Perrochet Attorneys communicate with their clients through various means, including in-person meetings, telephone calls, emails and letters. Attorneys also communicate with their clients through their bills for legal services rendered. The bills reflect what the attorneys have done for the client, recounting legal theories explored and pursued or abandoned, names of percipient and expert witnesses who were investigated or interviewed, documents that were drafted, and the amount of time spent by each of the legal professionals doing these tasks. Bills thus reveal counsel’s...
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