Monday, January 9, 2012

Georgia Supreme Court Will Review Ethics Opinion

The Georgia Supreme Court has granted review of an opinion that addresses the issue of the proper role of an attorney appointed to represent a child as both an attorney and as guardian ad litem.

The court will  review an opinion of the Formal Advisory Opinion Board concluding that, where the client instructs the attorney to take a position that the attorney believes to not be in the client's best interests, the attorney should seek to withdraw from the representation.

The State Bar had sought discretionary review.

The petition for review by the State Bar has the formal opinion attached to it. (Mike Frisch)

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