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Attorney/Client Communications are Privileged - Most of the Time - Part 6

Posted by attorney Theodore Robinson

Even advice given to a client by an attorney is a privileged communication between an attorney and their client and may not be divulged by the attorney without the waiver of the privilege by the client. This actually goes to the very heart of the attorney/client relationship because the courts, over the years, have decided that an accused must have at least one relationship to which they can fall back upon and seek advice and know it is completely inviolate. That means they may rely upon the privilege knowing that whatever is said cannot be spoken of by the attorney, no matter what it is. Of course, there are just a few exceptions.

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