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Professional Responsibility in Criminal Defense Practice

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Format: Book - hardbound
Brand: Clark Boardman Callaghan
Copyright: 2005-2017
Service #: 13516342
Sub #: 13516341
Pages: 1994
Publication frequency: Updated annually
Update method: Cumulative supplement

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Professional Responsibility in Criminal Defense Practice



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This practice-oriented guide addresses the problems faced by attorneys when serving as criminal defense counsel. It provides trial guidance for striking the correct balance between duty to the client under the Sixth Amendment representing a client's interests, yet obeying the law and maintaining a profitable practice. Topics include the scope of the right to counsel, duty of candor, confidentiality of information, attorney-client privilege, subpoenas and search warrants directed at attorneys, and tampering with physical evidence or documentary evidence. Covers liability issues of criminal defense lawyers as potential accessories, hindering, compounding, misprision, and malpractice for the criminal defense lawyer.


  • Helps criminal defense lawyers analyze and resolve difficult ethical issues in practical ways
  • Reviews all issues of defense attorneys fees and currency transaction reports
  • Details conflict of interest issues beyond the requirements of ethics codes
  • Provides guidance on representing the mentally impaired and death volunteers
  • Examines issues of attorney confidentiality and addresses subpoenas and search warrants directed at attorneys
  • Reviews criminal defense malpractice and ineffective assistance issues and provides guidance in attorney contempt cases
  • Addresses identifying difficult clients, defensive defense lawyering, recognizing and preventing lawyer burnout, and professionalism v. zealous advocacy