Washington courts http://www.kplu.org en Court To Lawyers: Not OK To Secretly Record Phone Calls As Evidence http://www.kplu.org/post/court-lawyers-not-ok-secretly-record-phone-calls-evidence <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Secretly-recorded phone calls are not protected under law even when done in the course of gathering evidence for a lawsuit, law firms were told in a </span><a href="http://www.courts.wa.gov/opinions/pdf/693000.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">state&nbsp;court ruling</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>The Court of Appeals case grew out of the surreptitious recording of a former executive with a technology-engineering firm by lawyers at the Seattle law firm of Davis Wright&nbsp;Tremaine.<img alt="Description: --break-&gt;" border="0" height="3" src="file://localhost/Users/martha/Library/Caches/TemporaryItems/msoclip/0/clip_image002.png" width="3" /></p><p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 12:30:00 +0000 Paula Wissel 12793 at http://www.kplu.org Court To Lawyers: Not OK To Secretly Record Phone Calls As Evidence Judges: Diversity needed in Washington court system http://www.kplu.org/post/judges-diversity-needed-washington-court-system The need for a diverse judiciary was the focus of a panel discussion at Washington State University in Pullman Saturday. On hand were judges and justices from around the state, including Judge Cameron Mitchell of the Benton-Franklin Superior Court, who said minority groups don’t always feel like they’re part of the judicial system.<p>“They don’t see anyone who looks like them that looks like they might have the same type of experiences that they may have had," Judge Mitchell said. "That is a very intimidating situation. Tue, 05 Jun 2012 22:19:25 +0000 James Dawson 5199 at http://www.kplu.org