The attorney client privilege is “narrow privilege” and protects only communications and [legal] advice between attorney and client. Hangartner v. City of Seattle, 151 Wn.2d 439 (2004). It does not protect documents prepared for some other purpose even if they are attached in a communication to an attorney.
The Attorney General has prepared guidance on how to disclose public records subject to the attorney client privilege. Page 5 of the guidance recommends redacting privileged information and disclosing the remainder of a document. The guidance memo is on our web site.