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California Code, Evidence Code - EVID § 954

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Subject to Section 912 and except as otherwise provided in this article, the client, whether or not a party, has a privilege to refuse to disclose, and to prevent another from disclosing, a confidential communication between client and lawyer if the privilege is claimed by:

(a) The holder of the privilege;

(b) A person who is authorized to claim the privilege by the holder of the privilege;  or

(c) The person who was the lawyer at the time of the confidential communication, but such person may not claim the privilege if there is no holder of the privilege in existence or if he is otherwise instructed by a person authorized to permit disclosure.

The relationship of attorney and client shall exist between a law corporation as defined in Article 10 (commencing with Section 6160) of Chapter 4 of Division 3 of the Business and Professions Code and the persons to whom it renders professional services, as well as between such persons and members of the State Bar employed by such corporation to render services to such persons.  The word “persons” as used in this subdivision includes partnerships, corporations, limited liability companies, associations and other groups and entities.

(a) The State Board of Education shall promulgate rules governing the classification of public school districts as in need of Level 5 -- Intensive support and the support to be provided.

(b) The Division of Elementary and Secondary Education shall notify in writing the public school district superintendent and the president of the public school district board of directors of the recommendation to the state board for classification as in need of Level 5 -- Intensive support.

(c)(1) A public school district recommended for classification as in need of Level 5 -- Intensive support may appeal to the state board by filing a written appeal with the Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education in accordance with the procedure established in the rules of the state board.

(2) A public school district shall be classified as in need of Level 5 -- Intensive support and receive support upon final determination by the state board.

(3) A public school district may appeal the state board's final determination to the Pulaski County Circuit Court under the Arkansas Administrative Procedure Act, § 25-15-201 et seq.

(d) A student attending a public school district classified as in need of Level 5 -- Intensive support may transfer under the Arkansas Opportunity Public School Choice Act, § 6-18-227, to another public school district that is not classified as in need of Level 5 -- Intensive support.

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