Mar30

Attorney Work Product Doctrine

This webinar presents an overview of the protection afforded to witness statements as part of the attorney work product doctrine. It also explores a new ruling, Coito v. Superior Court (2010) 182 Cal.App.4th 758, which eradicates the work product protection generally afforded to witness statements.

I. Form Interrogatory No. 12.1

II. Form Interrogatory No. 12.2

III. Response to Form Interrogatory No. 12.2

IV. Form Interrogatory No. 12.3

V. Response to Form Interrogatory 12.3

VI. Legislative Intent

a. Cal. Code Civ. Pro. §2018.020

VII. Legislative Intent

VIII. Attorney Work Product Doctrine

a. Cal. Code Civ. Pro. §2018.030

IX. Attorney Work Product: Two Categories

a. "Derivative" or "Interpretative"

b. "Nonderivative" or "Evidentiary"

X. Work Product and Witness Statements

XI. Nacht & Lewis Architects Inc. v. Superior Court (McCormick) (1996) 47 Cal.App.4th 214, 217.

a. Overview

b. Facts

c. Plaintiff's Argument

d. Court's Ruling

XII. Coito v. Superior Court (2010) 182 Cal.App.4th 758

a. Overview

b. Facts

c. Court's Ruling

XIII. State's Brief

XIV. Coito's Brief

XV. ASCDC Amicus Brief

XVI. Federal Court - FRCP. 26