Attorney-Client Privilege: When the Client Dies

, New York Law Journal

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In their Ethics and Criminal Practice column, Joel Cohen, a partner at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, and Yevgenia S. Kleiner, an associate at the firm, write that the Supreme Court has held that the attorney-client privilege survives a client's death in the context of a criminal investigation. But what of the risk that an injustice may occur posthumously if the lawyer's lips remain sealed?

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