Prosecuting Lawyers

1. Have you even been served with a summons from any governmental agency, state or federal, seeking information about legal work you have done for past or current clients?
2. Have you ever been involved in a criminal case in which prosecutors attempted to prevent the defendant from using his or her assets to pay your fee?
3. Have you ever been subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury to provide testimony, or to produce documents, concerning any of your fee or client billing records?
4. In any of your cases, have governmental investigators or attorneys ever tried to use a confidential informant to learn attorney-client confidential information?
5. Have attorneys for the government ever moved to disqualify you from representing a client?
6. Have you ever been involved in a multi-defendant case in which a defendant was cooperating with the prosecution and prosecutors deliberately kept secret the defendant’s cooperating status from the other defense attorneys prior to trial?
7. Have you ever decided not to accept a case because you were concerned that it might result in a government examination or investigation of you or a challenge to the fee to be paid?
8. Have you ever decided not to take a particular action in your representation of a client because you were concerned that it might result in a government examination or investigation of your practice?
9. Are you aware of any instances when an attorney has been investigated or prosecuted as a means of inhibiting or discouraging zealous representation of the attorney’s client?
10. If you are aware of such investigations or prosecutions to inhibit or discourage zealous representation, what type of case did the attorney's representation of the client involve? You can check multiple boxes, if more than one applies.
11. Do you believe federal prosecutors investigate or prosecute attorneys to inhibit or discourage zealous representation of clients
12. Do you believe state prosecutors investigate or prosecute attorneys to inhibit or discourage zealous representation of clients
13. If you believe governmental prosecutors have adopted such a practice to inhibit or discourage zealous representation, do you believe this practice is
14. How many years of have you been in practice?
15. What is your age?
16. What is your practice affiliation?
17. What percent of your practice is devoted to criminal to criminal cases?
18. If applicable, what percentage of the criminal cases in which you are involved concern:
Less than halfHalf or more
Federal prosecutions
State prosecutions
19. If applicable, what percentage of the criminal cases in which you are involved concern:
Half or moreLess than half
Felonies
Misdemeanors
Juvenile matters
20. If applicable, what percentage of the criminal cases in which you are involved concern:
Half or moreLess than half
Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) cases
White collar crime
Narcotics crime
Violent Crime (non-narcotics)
Property crime (non-narcotics)
Other
21. If applicable, in what percentage of the criminal cases in which you are involved are you:
Half or moreLess than half
Privately-retained
Court-appointed
22. If you want to elaborate on any of your answers, or if you have any other information you wish to share, please do so in the space below.
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