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Monday, January 21, 2013

Kirchmeier on Advising Guilty Client About Saving an Innocent Defendant

Kirchmeier jeffreyJeffrey L. Kirchmeier (CUNY School of Law) has posted Confession for the Soul?: A Lawyer's Moral Advice to a Guilty Client About Saving an Innocent Defendant (Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2012) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:

This article considers what a lawyer should do when a client asks for moral advice after revealing that someone else is about to be punished for a crime committed by the client. Prof. Kirchmeier considers the practical, moral, and ethical issues that arise when an attorney considers giving moral, as opposed to legal, advice. This piece is part of a symposium featuring a hypothetical addressed by lawyers, psychologists, and members of the clergy.

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