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Professional Responsibility in Criminal Defense Practice

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Brand: Clark Boardman Callaghan
Copyright: 2023
ISBN: 9781731960818
Service #: 13516342
Sub #: 13516341
Pages: 1924
Shelf Space: 3 in.
Publication Frequency: Updated annually
Update format: 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.


  • Details conflict of interest issues beyond the requirements of ethics codes
  • 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