Wednesday, November 5, 2014

No Attorneys Were Hurt in the Making of this Blog

Yesterday, a regular contributor wrote:

The beauty of blog spots are that they are open forums to any kind of antics, not like media outlets that have an obligation to verify a source's story.

The reader went on to say:

I would think the attorney that Andrews hired to make sure things were done right when he found out there was an issue over a guided hunt should be a little worried over his violation of attorney/client privilege for "leaking" such false information to anyone.

Since we have supported two Colbert County attorneys in their successful attempts to win elected office, we were greatly concerned by this. We realize that everyone makes a slip from time to time, but this seemed out of character for 95% of the attorneys we know. Keep in mind, we wouldn’t be surprised at anything approximately 5% of them did.

Would an attorney who had represented Phil Andrews break a legal confidence? We hit pay dirt with our first call. No attorney, local or otherwise, is responsible for obtaining copies of Mr. Andrews' misdemeanor complaint. So whose story was not vetted? It would seem to be that of our reader.

The arrest was mainly a tempest in a teapot. We feel it had little to do with the outcome of the election.

A word about our friends: We have sources in all local law enforcement agencies; we have friends among the many attorneys in the Shoals; we have friends in all walks of life.

We make sure that we know as much as possible about a situation before we report on it…and we usually know 90% more about any situation than we make public. We are extremely glad that no Colbert County attorney committed any unethical acts in this case.


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