work product doctrine
Legal Definition of work product doctrine
: a doctrine or rule that protects an attorney's work product from discovery —called also work product rule
Additional Notes on work product doctrine
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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