Brief filed: 10/25/2019
Witherow v. Skolnik
9th Circuit Court of Appeals; Case No. 18-17233
Nevada Department of Correction (NDOC) staff’s acts of listening to confidential legal calls burden attorneys’ First Amendment Rights. NDOC staff’s practice of listening to legal calls impairs attorneys’ duty to communicate and keep clients reasonably informed. NDOC staff’s actions prevent attorneys from complying with their ethical duty of confidentiality. NDOC staff’s actions prevent attorneys from complying with their ethical duties of competent and diligent representation.
Donald Specter and Corene T. Kendrick, Prison Law Office, Berkeley CA; Robin Wechkin, Sidley Austin LLP, Seattle, WA.