CLIENT INTAKE - CSA QUESTIONNAIRE & General legal advice and direction
CSA = Child Sexual Abuse?
freddo: CSA = Child Sexual Abuse?
That makes sense
The client intake document is headed by this:
The information requested below will enable Watch Tower Legal Department (the “Legal Department”) to provide legal advice to the congregation and others who share a common interest with the congregation. The information will also enable the Legal Department to jointly defend the congregation elders, and the organisation of Jehovah's Witnesses, should litigation arise.
So that means that filling in this form and submitting it puts the entire congregation, including the victim(s) and the accused, in a client-lawyer relationship with the WT legal team. But especially so, the elders.
How does that work? Are the parties involved (victims, accused, witnesses, et al) given notice that they now have entered into this client relationship with WT lawyers? Are the victims aware that the WT lawyers will control all the information that is given to the elders? Do all parties concerned know that the elders (and everybody else who is part of the JW congregation) now have legal representation concerning the matter that will be addressed?
This form is for electronic data entry. It is as strong an indication as i have seen that the records they claim do not exist are indeed kept.
Why would they collect this detailed information without intending to keep it. They have all the records but deny it.
This is an important document.
slidinfast: It is as strong an indication as i have seen that the records they claim do not exist are indeed kept.
Of course they do.
And they keep it all locked up tight inside of lawyers' files.
Want to know where the 'list' is? Inside the WT's legal team's offices. Nice and safe. The 'list' is called 'client files'. And the clients are the congregation elders and the 'organisation' of Jehovah's Witnesses.
How does these forms compare with the new letter sent to the USA elders?
freddo: Can anyone get it off to the ARC and the UK enquiry?
I sent the documents to the ARC
On bullet #4 on the ADVICE document - I am sure thats for the protection of the confidentiality of the Victim.
tdtt: On bullet #4 on the ADVICE document - I am sure thats for the protection of the confidentiality of the Victim.
You will note that they didn't define "victim". The way that the WT behaves, they define "victim" as the one accused of the crime
And, they also view the elders as victims. After all, it is the elders that get instructions to lawyer up, not the one who has come forward with the accusation
*to add - this form defines the elders as the clients of the WT lawyers. The victim, the one whom the crime was perpetuated on, has no legal representation. But the elders do. They are the clients