Sexual abuse allegations in private schools has brought forth an increase in lawsuits. Law firms have conducted investigations regarding this matter, but have acknowledged that there are limits to their work.
“It’s important for institutions to be careful about the word ‘independent’ and be transparent about what this means,” said Attorney Paul Lannon. “They are paying for these services, it’s not like these are volunteers coming in. But they are professionals coming in with professional experience. They are members of the bar who are obligated to comply with ethical standards, rules of professional conduct, of behavior — and to seek the truth. Absent a better alternative, this is probably the best the schools can do,” Mr. Lannon said.
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