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SB 708: Lawyer-client Privilege

GENERAL BILL by Thrasher

Lawyer-client Privilege; Provides that a client acts as a fiduciary when serving as a personal representative, a trustee, an administrator ad litem, a curator, a guardian or guardian ad litem, a conservator, or an attorney in fact. Provides that a communication between a lawyer and a client acting as a fiduciary is privileged and protected from disclosure to the same extent as if the client were not acting as a fiduciary. Provides that the act does not affect the crime or fraud exception to the lawyer-client privilege, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2011
Last Action: 5/7/2011 Senate - Died in Judiciary, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 325 (Ch. 2011-183)
Bill Text: | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  3. Rules (RC)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    1/28/2011 Senate • Filed
    2/9/2011 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Criminal Justice; Rules -SJ 57
    3/8/2011 Senate • Introduced -SJ 57
    4/7/2011 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 04/12/11, 1:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building --Temporarily Postponed
    5/7/2011 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
    • Died in Judiciary, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 325 (Ch. 2011-183)

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  • SB 708, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 1/28/2011 at 11:11 AM

    Bill Text:   | PDF
    Analyses:   Judiciary (Pre-Meeting) 4/11/2011 (pdf)

    Related Bills (2)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 325 (er) Estates Wood Compare Last Action: 6/23/2011 Chapter No. 2011-183
    Location: Became Law
    S 648 (c1) Estates Joyner Compare Last Action: 4/29/2011 S Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 325 (Ch. 2011-183) -SJ 595
    Location: Laid on Table

    Citations - Statutes (1)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    90.5021 Page 1 (pdf)

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