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Privileged Communications


PRIVILEGED COMMUNICATIONS. One of the well-settled rules of law is that which makes confidential, and protects from disclosure the se cret communications and disclosures which are made necessary in certain cases between a person and his ad viser. The law seeks to protect the confidence the client reposes in the attorney by protecting him from being compelled to disclose these matters, and further prevents him from voluntarily disclosing them with out his client's permission. (Greenleaf on Ev., Secs. 237-246.) This subject of privileged communications pertains rather to the law of evidence than to the sub ject now in hand, and the student is referred to the sub ject of evidence in a later number of this Series.