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Lawyer assistance committees
Judiciary (JUD) CHAPTER 30, ARTICLE 15
§ 499. Lawyer assistance committees. 1. Confidential information
privileged. The confidential relations and communications between a
member or authorized agent of a lawyer assistance committee sponsored by
a state or local bar association and any person, firm or corporation
communicating with such committee, its members or authorized agents
shall be deemed to be privileged on the same basis as those provided by
law between attorney and client. Such privilege may be waived only by
the person, firm or corporation which has furnished information to the

2. Immunity from liability. Any person, firm or corporation in good
faith providing information to, or in any other way participating in the
affairs of, any of the committees referred to in subdivision one of this
section shall be immune from civil liability that might otherwise result
by reason of such conduct. For the purpose of any proceeding, the good
faith of any such person, firm or corporation shall be presumed.