Liability Shields for Lawyers: Do Recent Oregon Mediation Act and Attorney-Client Privilege Cases Demand Greater Disclosure to Clients?

August 4, 2014

“A strict interpretation of the Oregon mediation statutes and evidence code trumps ethical considerations and gives protection to lawyers who have been sued for malpractice.

That is the message from two recent Oregon appellate decisions on mediation confidentiality and attorney-client privilege.  But the flip side is that the courts may have opened up a Pandora’s box of new disclosure requirements for Oregon lawyers.” Read more on this subject written by Gary Berne.

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