Defense attorney Elliot Abrams discusses a Fourth Circuit case that rejects the use of filter or taint teams after a law office search. He uses this case to develop a road map for lawyers to follow to protect client confidences in response to subpoenas or seizures of client files by the government.
A man breaks into a house. The homeowner shoots the intruder in the back, killing him. The state charges the homeowner with homicide, and the homeowner claims self-defense. Is it possible that the homeowner used lethal force justifiably even though the fatal entrance wound was in the back?
It is not a good idea for a lawyer to ignore online information about anyone involved in a case. Social media research can provide lawyers with a truer sense of a prospective juror than the information the juror discloses on a written juror questionnaire or in open court.