Gov. Andrew Cuomo approved a bill on Aug. 24 that provides attorney-client privilege for communications between consumers and lawyer referral services.

The bill, sponsored by state Sen. John Bonacic, R-Orange, and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, D-Bronx, was introduced last year to provide confidentiality protections for individuals seeking an attorney. Dinowitz and Bonacic chair the Judiciary Committees in their respective chambers.

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