May 2016

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We take special care to ensure the information we provide you in "The Leeeyzawn" is the latest and most current information available. In this edition, we have addressed Ethical Considerations When Hiring a Private Investigator and Working With Your Investigator to Avoid Ethical Infractions.

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Ethical Considerations When Hiring a Private Investigator
 The partnership between attorneys and private investigators is an important one. When you need an asset search, background check, fraud analysis, or other specialized research, a qualified professional investigator has the skills and resources to do the job for you more efficiently than you can do it yourself. However, when you hire a private investigator you bear some risk of ethical infraction, especially if you fail to clarify your professional code of conduct to the investigator and provide oversight to ensure his or her compliance. As stated in section 5.3 of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct:

5.3: A lawyer must make reasonable efforts to ensure that those over whom the lawyer has supervisory authority act in a manner compatible with the professional obligations of the lawyer. A lawyer shall be...


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Working With Your Investigator to Avoid Ethical Infractions
Choosing to work with a professional investigator in the course of case development affords many benefits to you and your clients. A qualified investigator can uncover hard to find witnesses, details, and other relevant information that is vital to your case. Your satisfaction at having this additional evidence may evaporate, however, when you find that most or all of what the investigator provided is inadmissible due to ethical violations in the collection or handling of the evidence.

In order to work successfully with a professional investigator you need to...

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