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Attorney Deception: The Honorable Lyle E. Strom & Professor Tory L. Lucas

The Nebraska Lawyer, May/June 2012, Vol.15 No.3

3 Pages Posted: 12 Jun 2012  

G. Michael Fenner

Creighton University School of Law

Date Written: May 2012

Abstract

This magazine article is about two things:

(1) An attorney, in cooperation with local law enforcement, smuggled cell phones into the correctional center and wore a wire into the attorney-client interview room. The police recorded all calls on those phones and, of course, the conversations off of the interview-room wire. Over defendant's objection, the judge (correctly) admitted the conversations into evidence.

(2) A law professor has written an article on the subject of attorney deception. The judge addressed the legal issues. The Professor addresses the ethical issues of attorney deception and, in the end he -- Professor Tory L. Lucas -- suggests an express "investigation deception" exception to the Model Rules of Professional conduct.

Keywords: Evidence, Professional Ethics

Suggested Citation

Fenner, G. Michael, Attorney Deception: The Honorable Lyle E. Strom & Professor Tory L. Lucas (May 2012). The Nebraska Lawyer, May/June 2012, Vol.15 No.3. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2082554

G. Michael Fenner (Contact Author)

Creighton University School of Law ( email )

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Omaha, NE 68178
United States

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