ADJ 235 - Week 5 - Attorney's Ethical Responsibility CheckPoint

ADJ 235 - Week 5 - Attorney's Ethical Responsibility CheckPoint

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Running head: ATTORNEY’S RESPONSIBILITY 1 CheckPoint: Attorney’s Ethical Responsibility Ronda White University of Phoenix, Axia College ADJ 235 December 30, 2010 Facilitator, George DeAngelis
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Running head: ATTORNEY’S RESPONSIBILITY 1
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ATTORNEY’S RESPONSIBILITY 2 If I were the attorney pertaining to Situation 1 and these circumstances came into play, I would do my job accordingly. I was hired to be this person’s attorney, so I would still build my defense for my client. It is important that my client can trust me to defend his case. As an attorney it is my responsibility to defend my client; that includes giving limited information to the public about my client. Even though the client told me information, this confidentiality must
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Unformatted text preview: be upheld, as part of my responsibilities. Attorneys also must put their personal feelings aside. No matter what my personal feelings are, it will not interrupt defending this client fully. The steps the police took to gain information from my client were incorrect, and these actions would be in my defense. A person is innocent until proven guilty and also deserves a fair trial. By conducting this business in the wrong manner, the police jeopardize proving the client guilty. My decision would not change, whether I believe this client innocent or not because it is not my right to defend him on my personal feelings or beliefs. My ethical responsibility is to defend this client to the best of my ability without bias....
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