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Prof. Ellen Yaroshefsky Quoted in Washington Post Story on Ethicality of Recording Clients

Official photo of Hofstra Law faculty member Ellen Yaroshefsky, the Howard Lichtenstein Distinguished Professor of Legal Ethics and Executive Director of the Monroe H. Freedman Institute for the Study of Legal Ethics

The Fix
Michael Cohen secretly recorded Trump. Does that make him a bad lawyer?
By Deanna Paul
The Washington Post
July 26, 2018

Excerpt:

What circumstances would justify recording a client? Does ‘general practice’ qualify?

Ellen Yaroshefsky, executive director of the Monroe H. Freedman Institute for the Study of Legal Ethics and a member of the New York City Bar Association’s Ethics Committee, suggested a few scenarios:

If a lawyer believed the client was engaging in illegal conduct; suspected the client was attempting to use the lawyer to commit a crime or as a scapegoat; or intended to include the client’s words in a complaint or legal filing.

Read the full article on the Washington Post website.

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