private meetings


Old 01-14-16, 03:13 PM
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private meetings

During a recent trial I was involved in there were a few occasions when our attorney and the district attorney would ask to have a conference in the judges office.
I was wondering if these meetings were recorded, if they were a matter of record and if they could be FOILED. Thank you
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Old 01-14-16, 03:31 PM
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Probably not covered under FOI, but your attorney has the obligation to relay to you anything concerning your case. He works for you.
Old 01-14-16, 04:54 PM
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AFAIK, the meetings in chambers or side bars are not recorded. While your attorney may have an 'obligation' to you, don't hold your breath.
Old 01-14-16, 07:15 PM
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Depends on what it is I think. Many times when they've done that (out of the few cases I've been a witness to), the Court Recorder also goes back. It may be something as simple as a point of law that needs discussion. It's the old on the record/off the record thing.
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Yep, sometimes recorded and sometimes not. Have you asked your attorney what was discussed?

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