Friday, December 29, 2006

The Attorney-Client Privilege in Japan

Chris Betros, "Jury System Won't Work in Japan," Japan Today (Sept. 12, 2006):
Another obstacle is the lack of lawyer-client confidentiality in Japan. During major criminal cases, the defendant’s lawyer routinely reports to the media everything his or her client says.
But I bet the mixed court system will "work." Do I have any takers?
  • Of course, much depends on what one means by "work." Cf. What is the meaning of "is"?
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