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National Magazine quotes Mark Pontin in an article on practical advice for lawyers crossing the border

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“Leave your privilege at home” by Carolynne Burkholder-James, National Magazine

National Magazine quotes Vancouver lawyer, Mark Pontin, in an article on practical advice for lawyers crossing the border.

Mark Pontin, a partner with Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, says that lawyers should be aware that border security officers have the right to search and potentially seize your belongings at the border.

"It has become a bigger issue with electronic devices because they have the right, under their own policies, to demand passwords," he says. "In the context of that, a lawyer could end up in a search where potentially privileged documents can be disclosed."