Reasoning with Unreasonable Clients

Live date: 
Friday, May 13, 2011 - 12:00pm
“Reasoning with Unreasonable Clients” was presented by Wake County Public Defender Bryan Collins at the 2011 Spring Public Defender Attorney and Investigator Conference. This session focuses on ethical considerations in working with difficult clients. Topics include advising a client on whether to accept or reject a plea offer, including how hard a lawyer may push a client to accept the advice; determining whose wishes must be followed when the lawyer and client disagree; communicating with a client's family members within ethical bounds; and deciding whether to file a motion to withdraw.
G. Bryan Collins, Chief Public Defender, Wake County
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1.00 hours
CLE Value:
1 hrs
1 hrs

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Reasoning with Unreasonable Clients: 2011 Spring Public Defender Conference
G. Bryan Collins
May, 2011

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