work product
work product n: the set of materials (as notes), mental impressions, conclusions, opinions, or legal theories developed by or for an attorney in anticipation of litigation or for trial

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

work product
n.
Documents, notes, memoranda, and other materials prepared by an attorney as part of representing a client, especially in anticipation of litigation on a particular matter.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


work product
The writings, notes, memoranda, reports on conversations with the client or witness, research, and confidential materials which an attorney has developed while representing a client, particularly in preparation for trial. A work product may not be demanded or subpenaed by the opposing party because it reflects the confidential strategy, tactics, and theories to be employed by the attorney.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


work product
n. That work done for a client by an attorney representing the client and generally considered protected from discovery. It includes statements written and spoken, as well as tactics, opinions, and thoughts that are protected by the attorney-client privilege.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

work product
n.
   the writings, notes, memoranda, reports on conversations with the client or witness, research and confidential materials which an attorney has developed while representing a client, particularly in preparation for trial. A "work product" may not be demanded or subpenaed by the opposing party, as are documents, letters by and from third parties and other evidence, since the work product reflects the confidential strategy, tactics and theories to be employed by the attorney.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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