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SB-1107 Lawyer-client privilege: confidential communication.(2019-2020)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 952.1 is added to the Evidence Code, to read:

952.1.
 For purposes of this article, a “confidential communication between client and lawyer” includes the following:
(a) A communication described in Section 952 between a client who is an inmate in custody in an institution described in subdivision (a) of Section 4573 of the Penal Code and the client’s lawyer, even if the client was or should have been aware that the information was overheard or intentionally or unintentionally recorded by any of the following:
(1) A law enforcement officer.
(2) A staff member of the institution.
(3) A telecommunications company.
(b) A communication described in Section 952 between a client and the client’s lawyer that is made inside a courthouse or facility that is used as a courthouse and is not on the record of a court proceeding, even if the client was or should have been aware that the information was been overheard or intentionally or unintentionally recorded by any of the following:
(1) A law enforcement officer, including a law enforcement officer charged with overseeing or otherwise assisting the client.
(2) A court staff member who is on duty.