New Illinois Rules Address Inadvertent Disclosure

On November 28, 2012, the Supreme Court of Illinois entered an order adopting new Rule of Evidence 502 Attorney Client Privilege and Work Product; Limitations on Waiver and a second order amending Rule 201 General Discovery Provisions.  The newly adopted rules address the inadvertent disclosure of privileged information and closely follow the Federal Rules addressing the same (FRE 502 & FRCP 26(b)(5)(B)).  The rules will be effective January 1, 2013.

A copy of the order adopting new Rule 502 is available here.

A copy of the order adopting the amendment to Rule 201 (and others) is available here.

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