Ethics Issues in Criminal Prosecutions: What Do the Rules Require?

    Ethics Issues in Criminal Prosecutions: What Do the Rules Require?
    ETHICS 90 min

    Ethics Issues in Criminal Prosecutions: What Do the Rules Require?

    • The download and on-demand online course for this title will be available for ABA Value Pass subscribers.
    • CD-ROM available to order 3 weeks before the program. Online courses and downloads will be available about a week after the program.
    • Recording date: March 11, 2015
    • Product Code: CE1503EICUMB
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    Prosecutors, defense lawyers, and judges are in the news every day for facing challenging ethical dilemmas in criminal prosecutions.

    In this program, our panel of a former federal judge, a county prosecutor, and a lawyer for John Thompson in Connick v. Thompson, 563 U.S. --, 131 S.Ct. 1350 (2011) will explore numerous hot-button issues using real-life hypotheticals, including:
    • Who are the "managers" and "supervisors" in a prosecutor's office within the meaning of Rule 5.1 of the ABA Rules of Professional Conduct?

    • What special responsibilities do managerial and supervisory prosecutors have?

    • Are the turnover obligations under ABA Model Rule 3.8 broader than the obligations imposed by the Brady rule or other law? How should they be enforced?

    • When a prosecutor's office lacks the resources—financial and technical—to pursue an important case, may a private party fund the prosecution?

    • Do campaign contributions present conflicts for prosecutors?

    • When the prosecutor's case begins to fall apart in the middle, what should the prosecutor do? If the trial prosecutor and the top brass disagree, whose view prevails?

    • Should prosecutorial offices have explicit rules that allow recusals when a lawyer has a conscientious objection to a prosecution?

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    Barbara S Gillers


    J Gordon Cooney Jr, Michael Griesbach, Nancy Gertner


    ABACLE, Center For Professional Responsibility

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    3/11/2015 12:00:00 AM

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