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Attorney/Client Communications are Privileged - Most of the Time - Part 2

Posted by attorney Theodore Robinson

For an attorney/client privilege to exist there must be an attorney/client relationship in existence which means the client must have consulted with the attorney seeking legal advice -whether or not a fee has been paid, although the payment of a fee is good proof of a professional relationship between the parties. The privilege also extends to the attorney's employees, who may not discuss or disclose any privileged information they may come upon during the term of the attorney's employment with that particular client. However, its important to know that the professional employment must be in relation to the privileged information communicated to the attorney or his/her employees.

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