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.
c. Plaintiff's Argument
d. Court's Ruling
XII. Coito v. Superior Court (2010) 182 Cal.App.4th 758
c. Court's Ruling