1-Hour Program

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This program does not offer CLE credit in any jurisdiction 


This program explores important issues in client privacy, confidentiality, and privilege. This program will help you understand how to build trust with your attorneys and clients and meet your legal obligations and expectations in this critical area of the law. This program incorporates a professionally produced animated video and scenario discussions to demonstrate key concepts in client confidentiality, privilege, and privacy that are specific to the experience of a summer associate.

Why You Should Attend

The participant will gain an understanding of the client confidentiality, privilege, and privacy issues that arise for summer associates in law firm, in-house, government, or public interest group settings. Participants will also learn ways to avoid potential pitfalls. This program will engage participants and increase the likelihood of transferring confidentiality, privilege, and privacy concepts to their real-life student and work environments.

What You Will Learn

After completing the program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the difference between client confidentiality, privilege, and privacy.
  • Define the major types of client confidentiality, privilege, and privacy challenges that arise for summer associates.
  • Identify and correct gaps in their knowledge of confidentiality, privilege, and privacy concepts.
  • Describe methods and tools to prevent them from breaching client confidentiality, waiving client privilege, or violating client privacy.


Special Features

This program is from PLI's Interactive Learning Center. It offers a high level of participant engagement and requires more program interactions than a traditional program.

Who Should Attend

This program is applicable to summer associates in law firm, in-house, government, or public interest group settings.



  • Question 1 - What do you think? (Confidentiality)
  • Question 2 - What do you think? (Privilege)
  • Question 3 - What do you think? (Privacy)
  • Question 4 - What do you think? (Confidentiality)

Privacy, Confidentiality, and Privilege

  • Ideas of Privacy, Confidentiality, and Privilege
  • Privacy
  • Confidentiality

Rules of Professional Conduct

  • Confidentiality
  • Disclosure
  • Client Consent
  • Question - What do you do?
  • Impliedly Authorized

Difference Between Privilege and Confidentiality

  • Privilege - vs - Confidentiality
  • Question 1 - Seeking Legal Advice
  • Question 2 - Seeking Legal Advice
  • Question 3 - Seeking Legal Advice
  • Shared in Confidence
  • Question - Shared in confidence?

Who is "The Client?"

  • Who is the Client?
  • Who Speaks for an Organization
  • Waiver of Privilege
  • Wrap Up 


Total runtime: approximately 1 hour

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