FRE 502: The Lawyer-Saving Provision for Inadvertent Waivers of Privileges

On September 19, 2008 then-President George Bush signed into law new Federal Rule of Evidence 502 (FRE 502) "Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product; Limitations on Waiver." One could imagine a huge sigh of relief coming from lawyers across the country. Prior to this rule, if a lawyer inadvertently...