Attorney-Client Privilege

Screen shot from a video that claims to show Eliana Lopez with a bruise allegedly from her husband, San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi. (San Francisco District Attorney)

Judges Allow Video In Mirkarimi Abuse Trial, Lawyers Appeal Again

Defense attorneys for Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi Friday made a motion to have a key piece of video evidence excluded from his upcoming trial on domestic violence charges.


Ross Mirkarimi

SF Sheriff’s Trial On Hold; Appeals Court To Decide On Key Evidence

A state appeals court put the domestic violence trial of San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi on hold Tuesday as it considers whether his wife’s conversation with her neighbor constituted “attorney-client privilege.”


Ross Mirkarimi and Eliana Lopez

Attorney-Client Privilege Adds New Twist In SF Sheriff Mirkarimi Case

A new twist in SF Sheriff Mirkarimi’s domestic violence case has brought up questions about attorney-client privilege regarding a key witness in the case.