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Prof. Monroe Freedman: Nassau County Paying for Lawyers to Represent Employees Could Pose Ethical Problems

Monroe H. Freedman, Professor of Law

Lawyers Hired for Subpoenaed Lab Staff
By Kathleen Kerr
Newsday
June 30, 2011

Excerpt:

Monroe Freedman, a legal ethics expert at Hofstra Law School, said the county paying for lawyers for its employees could pose ethical problems.

While Freedman said it is not unusual for an employer to pay a lawyer to represent employees, he said they must be “fully informed about any possible disadvantages to them in this relationship,” including personal information that could come up under questioning and could be repeated by the lawyers to county officials.

Read the full article at newsday.com.

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