Some Israeli attorneys have thought of a new way to bolster client lists. A recent phenomenon that seems to be on the rise is that of Israeli lawyers travelling to Thailand to seek out agricultural workers who worked for Israeli farmers in the past, and convince them to sue for worker's rights – retroactively.
In an interview with Arutz Sheva, Attorney Raz Masri spoke of the increasing number of lawsuits coming out of this arena. “The Israeli lawyers fly to Thailand, hire a Thai-speaking translator to represent them, and together they go to villages that are known as agricultural communities. There, they seek out workers who at one time or another were employed by farmers in Israel for a period of time. It isn’t difficult for them to locate these villages,” Masri explained.
“Then, the attorneys have their Thai representative explain to the villagers that if they worked in Israel, they can get money. Afterwards they meet with the workers who respond and begin the procedure for obtaining a power of attorney,” Mr. Masri expounded.