Litigation is no picnic
Lawyers who take personal-injury cases should warn their clients that litigation is “a horrible invasion of privacy,” says Alison Murray, who practices in Vancouver, British Columbia, in Canada. “There’s not much you can do to protect their privacy,” Murray said of his clients. Lawyers must make sure that clients “really do have an understanding that their medical records are going to be obtained, that their income-tax records are going to be obtained, that neighbors are going to be spoken to.” He advises attorneys. “Explain the litigation process, explain what a discovery is, explain that they will probably be questioned under oath. These are completely foreign concepts and you need to explain over and over what’s happening.” Murray spoke at a seminar in British Columbia that was reported in The Lawyers Weekly in Canada.
Copyright Privacy Journal Jan 2000
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