legal-advice exception. 1. The rule that an attorney may withhold as privileged the client’s identity and information regarding fees, if there is a strong probability that disclosing the information would implicate the client in the criminal activity for which the attorney was consulted. [Cases: Witnesses  201(1). C.J.S. Witnesses §§ 329–330, 332–335, 337–340.] 2. An exemption contained in open-meetings legislation, permitting a governmental body to meet in closed session to consult with its attorney about certain matters. [Cases: Administrative Law and Procedure  124. C.J.S. Public Administrative Law and Procedure § 19.]

[Blacks Law 8th]