attorney obligations

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There are three significant ethical obligations of a defense attorney. These ethical obligations continue prior, during and after the trial has ended. The main one being client to lawyer confidentiality. Being someone’s defense attorney means the things that are revealed by a client cannot be repeated, nor can data be release that can possible expose the confidences of the client. When becoming a lawyer, most states mandate an oath to “maintain inviolate the confidences of a client”. Another is zealous representation. This means that the lawyer that is representing the client has a professional and ethical obligation to do all things possible to the rights of the clients. Making sure his or her rights is not violated by anyone, and advances the interest of the client. Last but not least, the lawyer must avoid possible conflicts of interest. They must avoid any association that might lead to conflict of interest, and avoid an actual conflict. If at any point during the time the client is being represented and conflict is found, it must be
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This note was uploaded on 07/26/2010 for the course HCA 230 taught by Professor Health during the Spring '02 term at University of Phoenix.

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