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Lying By Proxy: Permissible Trickery and Deception by Undercover Investigators
New York Law Journal (2009)
  • Barry R. Temkin, New York Law School
Abstract

The Rules of Professional Responsibility prohibit lawyers from engaging in "conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation." Yet government lawyers frequently employ undercover investigators who misrepresent their identities, albeit by proxy. Recently, bar council disciplinary committees have begun using undercover investigators to ferret out the unauthorized practice of law.

Disciplines
Publication Date
October 13, 2009
Citation Information
Barry R. Temkin. "Lying By Proxy: Permissible Trickery and Deception by Undercover Investigators" New York Law Journal (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/barry_temkin/18/