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Statement to the ABA Ethics 2000 Commission on Allowed Communications with Clients (February 1999)
Immediate Past President and Legislative Committee Chair Gerald Lefcourt's statement to the American Bar Association Ethics 2000 Commission regarding proposed rule changes that address communications with people represented by counsel.
Florida v. Powell
Amicus curiae brief of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National Association of Federal Defenders.
Argument: The Tampa, Fla., police department’s imprecise Miranda-type warning that advises “You have the right to talk to a lawyer before answering any of our questions” but does not explicitly advise of the right to have a lawyer present during questioning comport with Miranda v. Arizona? Brief argues that any form warning that systematically omits mention of a core Fifth Amendment right does not pass constitutional muster.