Articles Tagged professional responsibility

Brooke R. Hardy, Criminal Procedure: Finding the Needle-Toward a More Stringent Standard for Effective Assistance of Counsel

58 Fla. L. Rev. 449 (2006) | | | | TEXT :: Petitioner was convicted by a jury of, among other offenses, brutally murdering a local barkeeper. At the sentencing phase of the bifurcated proceeding, Petitioner’s counsel presented the brief testimony of only five mitigation witnesses. Balancing the evidence, the jury found three aggravating factors […]

Marisa Lopez, Professional Responsibility: Tortured Independence in the Office of Legal Counsel

57 Fla. L. Rev. 685 (2005) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: “[A]n advocate, in the discharge of his duty, knows but one person in all the world, and that person is his client.” Abu Ghraib is one of the world’s most notorious prisons. Under Saddam Hussein, it was the sight of atrocious acts of […]