The Nashville area law firm of Guenther, Jordon & Price notified the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee Oct. 11 that after 56 years of service, it will no longer provide the Committee and Convention with legal representation.
In a letter signed by James P. Guenther and James D. Jordan and sent to Ronnie Floyd, EC president and CEO, the reason cited for their withdrawal as general counsel was the EC board of trustee’s action Oct. 5 to waive attorney-client privilege in the investigation by Guidepost Solutions.
In the letter they stated, “Sadly, we understand the Executive Committee’s decision to convey a negative attitude about the attorney-client privilege which it and the Convention enjoy. The decision causes us to carefully consider the prospect of moving forward as we try to represent the Executive Committee and the Convention in an alien environment. We simply do not know how to advise a client, and otherwise represent a client, with the quality of advice and representation the client must have, and in keeping with the standard of practice our firm tries to uphold, when the client has indicated a willingness to forego this universally accepted principle of confidentiality.”
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