Rule 503-1. Right of client to communicate with lawyer
- • inadmissibility of evidence obtained or disclosed without client’s consent
(1) As used in this section, “client,” “confidential communication,” “lawyer” and “representative of the lawyer” have the meanings given those terms in ORS 40.225 (Rule 503. Lawyer-client privilege).
(2) A client has a right to privately communicate with the client’s lawyer and representatives of the lawyer.
(3)(a) Any evidence derived from a confidential communication that is privileged under ORS 40.225 (Rule 503. Lawyer-client privilege), between a client and the client’s lawyer or a representative of the lawyer, is inadmissible in any proceeding to which the client is a party if the confidential communication was obtained or disclosed without the consent of the client.
(b) Paragraph (a) of this subsection does not apply to evidence offered by the client. [2019 c.169 §1]
Note: 40.227 (Rule 503-1. Right of client to communicate with lawyer) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 40 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.
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