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Solicitor-Client Privilege in Canada

Navigating the Legal System and Protecting Your Rights

Solicitor-Client Privilege: Protecting Confidentiality in Legal Communications

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Solicitor-Client Privilege - Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Legal Terms

Initial consultation

The first meeting between a lawyer and client to discuss the case in general terms. It gives clients a chance to decide whether they can establish a working relationship with that lawyer.

Solicitor-client privilege

A privilege that makes most communications between a lawyer and her client confidential. It is rooted in the confidential nature of the solicitor-client relationship.