It's been more than two years since the Cal Supremes agreed to hear the case of Coito v. Superior Court of Stanislaus County (March 4, 2010) (F057690) and decide this question: "Is the statement of a witness that is taken in writing or otherwise recorded verbatim by an attorney or the attorney's representative entitled to the protection of the California work product privilege?"
The case is now set for hearing at the California Supreme Court in San Francisco on Thursday, May 31 at 9:00 a.m.
As CBL has posted here and here, Courts of Appeal are divided on this question, meaning the trial courts have so far been able to rule either way. Cal Supremes hearings are often like press-conferences for the outcome, so we may well know how this is going to come out right after the hearing. CBL will keep you posted.