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March 2020 Washington Letter


This Month's Articles

Federal Government

Protect the Attorney-Client Privilege and Right to Effective Counsel

The attorney-client privilege is fundamental to ensuring fairness in the justice system and vital to securing the candor and cooperation a lawyer needs to effectively represent and serve his or her client. That is why it is extremely troubling to discover that the email system used in federal prisons forces inmates to submit to routine monitoring and review of all their email communication, including confidential emails with their lawyers.


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