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