Imagine that something happens to someone you love during the time they are in the care of a physician or nurse. Perhaps they are prescribed the wrong medication or given the wrong treatment, and the result is a maiming, illness or even death. Wouldnâ��t you want someone there to protect their rights?
As a white-collar crime litigator and a former public defender, Melinda Sarafa has represented clients ranging from low-income immigrants to a Miami nightclub owner suspected of organized crime activity. While the stakes in such cases might be vastly different, Sarafa, a partner at Zuckerman Spaeder in New York, says attorneys must never forget their ultimate roles as counselors.
If you plan to use a cassette recorder to tape witness’ statements directly from the telephone, make sure you carefully follow a few important rules: