Heyl Royster



Unrath and Schoenbein Author IICLE "Privileges" Chapter


Our system of justice has long recognized certain communications to be privileged – such as marital conversations, the right not to incriminate oneself, and attorney/client communications. In the "Privileges" chapter in the recently released Illinois Institute of Legal Education publication Civil Trial Evidence (Illinois) 2015 Edition, Craig Unrath and Melissa Schoenbein provide an encompassing study of the nature and purpose of privilege rules, and detailed case-law-annotated analyses of the privilege exceptions that are recognized by Illinois law. This comprehensive chapter covers more than 20 areas of privileged communications, including those related to physicians and patients, accountants, trade secrets, work products, and reporters.