Work product doctrine

Definition - Noun
: a doctrine or rule that protects an attorney's work product from discovery
This doctrine applies to work product of all kinds, but it may be waived for certain materials (as documents) if the party seeking discovery shows that it has a substantial need of the materials in preparing its own case and that it is unable without undue hardship to obtain the substantial equivalent of the materials by other means.



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