An Historical Perspective on the Lawyer-Client Privilege, 66 Calif. L. Rev. 1061 (1978)
In his professional life David was mostly concerned with the procedure
of litigation, particularly in the adversary system. He believed
deeply in the adversary system as an expression of humane concerns,
for he saw it as recognizing both the fallibility and the dignity of man.
He also believed deeply in the idea of evidentiary privilege-that there
are some things, indeed many things, in life that should not be open to
public inspection, even for "good cause." It is therefore especially satisfying
to say something in his memory about the attorney-client privilege,
for that privilege involves an intersection of the mechanism of
adjudication with the law of privacy.
Date of Authorship for this Version
Hazard, Geoffrey C. Jr., "An Historical Perspective on the Lawyer-Client Privilege" (1978). Faculty Scholarship Series. Paper 2406.