Ethics and the Criminal Defense Attorney
Created on December 03, 2019
From retention through trial, criminal defense attorneys daily face a host of ethical and quasi-ethical questions. In multi-defendant cases, who can be a party to a joint defense agreement? What are the protections (and limitations) afforded by joint defense agreements? How can a defense attorney be an effective advocate without being accused of obstructing the government's investigation? What are a defense attorney's discovery obligations? Can a defense attorney call a witness to the stand who the attorney believes will lie? How does a defense attorney prepare a witness for testimony?
This course, co-presented by defense attorneys Lee Vartan and Danielle Corcione of Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC, will consider these questions, and others, in light of the American Bar Association Model Rules of Professional Conduct and recent case law.
- Identify common ethical questions facing criminal defense attorneys
- Determine how best to navigate those questions in light of ethics rules and case law
- Adhere to your ethical requirements while being an aggressive and vigorous advocate
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