2011 Connecticut Code
Title 52 Civil Actions
Chapter 899 Evidence
Sec. 52-146r. Disclosure of confidential communications between government attorney and public official or employee of public agency prohibited.

      Sec. 52-146r. Disclosure of confidential communications between government attorney and public official or employee of public agency prohibited. (a) As used in this section:

      (1) "Authorized representative" means an individual empowered by a public agency to assert the confidentiality of communications that are privileged under this section;

      (2) "Confidential communications" means all oral and written communications transmitted in confidence between a public official or employee of a public agency acting in the performance of his or her duties or within the scope of his or her employment and a government attorney relating to legal advice sought by the public agency or a public official or employee of such public agency from that attorney, and all records prepared by the government attorney in furtherance of the rendition of such legal advice;

      (3) "Government attorney" means a person admitted to the bar of this state and employed by a public agency or retained by a public agency or public official to provide legal advice to the public agency or a public official or employee of such public agency; and

      (4) "Public agency" means "public agency" as defined in section 1-200.

      (b) In any civil or criminal case or proceeding or in any legislative or administrative proceeding, all confidential communications shall be privileged and a government attorney shall not disclose any such communications unless an authorized representative of the public agency consents to waive the privilege and allow such disclosure.

      (P.A. 99-179, S. 1.)

      Section, even if applied retroactively, would not affect the legal standard applied in deciding that certain invoices were not protected by attorney-client privilege. 260 C. 143.

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