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4. Attorney-client privilege

a. RULE 130, RULES OF COURT: RULES OF ADMISSIBILITY (OF EVIDENCE)

1) Disqualification by reason of privileged communication

The following persons cannot testify as to matters learned in confidence in the following cases: x x x

4) An attorney cannot, without the consent of his client, be examined as to any communication made by the client to him, or his advice given thereon in the course of, or with a view to, professional employment, nor can an attorney’s secretary, stenographer, or clerk be examined, without the consent of the client and his employer, concerning any fact the knowledge of which has been acquired in such capacity. (Section 24[4], Rule 130, Ibid.)

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