Justice Samuel Alito on the Attorney-Client Privilege


Associate Justice Samuel Alito of the United States Supreme Court, then a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, was a key participant in Atlantic Legal’s 2005 conference, "The Attorney-Client Privilege: Erosion, Ethics, Problems and Solutions". The conference took place in Washington, DC. Speaking on whether the right of privileged communication between a lawyer and his client ought to be abolished, Judge Alito said, "I don’t think you need to have any fear that the federal courts are going to abolish the attorney-client privilege… Our job under the Federal Rules of Evidence is to develop the privileges in accordance with common law… the attorney-client privilege is the oldest of the privileges, and so it certainly is not going to be abolished through the process of common law development."

On January 31, 2006, Samuel Alito became the United States’ 110th Supreme Court Justice. Atlantic Legal expresses its deep appreciation for the prominent role Judge Alito has played, and no doubt will continue to play, in upholding the rule of law.

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