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for Local Government Law Bulletin Vol. Issue 93, Mar 2000
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In a February 2000 ruling, the North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled that a public body may meet with its attorney in closed session even when there is no pending suit against the public body. It can meet to discuss any legitimate matter within the attorney-client privilege. Lawrence reviews the court's decision and suggests practical implications.
In Multi-Media Publishing of North Carolina, Inc. v. Henderson County, decided on February 15, 2000, the NC Court of Appeals explored the contours of the open meetings law provision that allows a public body to hold a closed session to \"consult with an attorney employed or retained by the public body in order to preserve the attorney-client privilege between the attorney and the public body.\"