Lawyers' billing invoices are not privileged attorney-client communications and must be produced when subpoenaed in a civil contempt hearing, the Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled Monday in a dispute over a guardian ad litem's fee request. The invoices "are not privileged documents to the extent that they do not disclose confidential communications" between the attorneys and their client, the court wrote. The case centered on the reasonableness of attorney fees charged.
Lawyers' Invoices Are Not Privileged Communications
The Legal Intelligencer
September 16, 2004