Attorney/Client Privilege

The attorney/client privilege preserves the confidentiality of communications between attorneys and their clients. The privilege is important because it lets clients speak openly about what has transpired and allows attorneys to provide candid legal advice.

The attorney/client privilege applies whether the communications are oral, written or electronic; but the communication must be made for the purpose of seeking legal advice regarding a college legal matter and must be kept confidential. In every matter that we handle, the college is the client, and the privilege belongs to Berklee.

Accordingly, please do not discuss your communications with the general counsel with anyone outside the college. Even forwarding an email with legal advice could waive the privilege, so please keep these discussions private and discuss them with other college officials on a need-to-know basis.