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Battle Set Over Sect Leader Warren Jeff's Laptop Contents

Jailed sect leader Warren Jeffs was found with four laptops in his car, and his lawyers want them back from the government, alleging that the contents are subject to the attorney-client privilege.

While the battle between the government and Jeffs' attorneys may have some prurient interest, business owners and others need to be concerned.  Concerned about their own laptops and computer data.  Documents exchanged between an attorney and her client need to be protected from disclosure, and you can take steps to protect these communications.

In our law firm, we use the following warning on attorney-client privileged documents, and we encourage our clients to do the same:  "Confidential Attorney-client Communication  This communication is protected by the attorney-client privilege. It must not be disclosed to any other party and should be treated in a confidential manner.  California Evidence Code sections 950, et seq. and Federal Rules of Evidence, Rule 501."  Other states have similar rules; contact your local lawyer.

Then, when you want your private documents back, it will be easy to identify them. 

Posted by J. Craig Williams on Thursday, January 11, 2007


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