Is there a directory of lawyers who have experience in helping JW's with Judicial DF'ing issues?
What I mean by helping, is a lawyer who knows the DF procedure, and will inform the Elders that he/she will be attending the Judicial meeting with the person etc. If the Elders refuse point blank to allow it, then a lawyer who knows how to pressure them so that they cannot announce the disfellowshipping or ever speak about it, as it would be slander would be very useful.
I think that there should be (may already be) lawyers out there who up to speed on this, and if they aren't, they should be brought up to speed by us, the Ex JW community on what to expect from Judicial meetings, and on the whole JW procedure of disfellowshipping etc. Whether someone writes an in depth open source document directed at lawyers explaining the whole deal, a document that is freely available to anyone. Available in that they can download a copy, print it and take it to any lawyer, who on reading it will have a good idea of what is going on, rather than a lay person trying to explain the whole cult of JW's to a lawyer who knows nothing about it, a document that is designed to bring a person with no JW experience up to speed on the whole issue of Disfellowshipping, and put it in legal context.
I think it would help people, both to have a document to give to lawyers, and to have a directory of lawyers who have worked on previous cases. Maybe it's making a big deal out of it, but since being DF'd can destroy a persons life, a bit of experienced legal advice could be make or break.
Anyway, does anyone have any thoughts on this...?