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As a pastor, I have been asked by a member of my church (with

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As a pastor, I have been asked by a member of my church (with somewhat limited English language ability and understanding of California law) to participate in probate discussions with his attorney. Understandably, his attorney views this as a violation of client/attorney privilege and has indicated that I am not able to be present. Would a General POA permit me to be present?
Rev. David Hart
San Diego, CA
Good afternoon:

Hello and thank you for the question. I am sorry to read of this dilemma. The lawyer is initially correct in that involving a third party, breaks the privilege and could harm the client.

Having you serve as designated agent with power of attorney is a good way around it and would maintain the privilege in this situation.

The power of attorney should cover legal matters as well. Good luck. Kindly click on a positive rating for the answer.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thank you for the concise information. It was most helpful.

Pastor David Hart

San Diego, CA

Very welcome Pastor. My pleasure.
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