Third DCA Upholds Attorney-Client Privilege for Foster Youth, Quashes Contempt Order

R.L.R. came down today quashing the contempt order and upholding the attorney-client privilege. Says the court: “In this circumstance it is¬†altogether clear that protecting the attorney-client privilege protects the¬†administration of justice.” I was saddened and disappointed by some of the language DCF (notably not the GAL Program) used in its oral argument and response. Language […]

3D13-1025 – RLR v. State of Florida – Attorney Client Privilege

Edit! This is the official Third DCA video. Court: Florida 3rd DCA Judges: Shepherd, Fernandez, Suarez Attorneys: Angela Vigil for Petitioner Child, Karla Perkins for DCF, Hillary Kambour for GAL Program. Issue: Petition for writ quashing order commanding child’s attorney ad litem to disclose child’s location over assertion of attorney-client privilege.