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ADJ 235 - Week 6 - Attorneys' Obligation CheckPoint

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Running head: ATTORNEY’S OBLIGATIONS 1 Attorneys’ Obligations CheckPoint Ronda White University of Phoenix, Axia College ADJ 235 December 20, 2010 Facilitator, George DeAngelis
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ATTORNEY’S OBLIGATIONS 2 Ethical obligations defense attorneys must obtain are conflict of interest, obligation to the client, and confidentiality, just to name a few. Attorneys, especially the defense should always set aside their personal opinions or differences when taking a case. If the attorney allows his or her personal feelings to preside during a case the outcome will affect both the attorney and the client. The prosecution has similar ethical obligations but they are slightly different. These obligations consist of conflict of interest, use of discretion, and plea bargaining. For example if the attorney were defending a rapist and has personal feelings about it or shows bias, the client’s case will suffer and the prosecution will have an easy case. Prosecution can have similar conflicts of interest. Nonetheless, if an attorney is practicing defense or
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