Aba standards for criminal justice

Following approval by the house, it oversees the preparation of and approves commentary to accompany the "black letter" standards and, finally, it ensures publication of the new here for an article on " the making of the aba criminal justice standards" by criminal justice standards committee chair martin marcus appearing in the winter 2009 edition of the section's criminal justice to the table of contents  of each published volume appear in the right-hand column. It reviews, revises, and approves draft standards to be forwarded to the criminal justice section council and, ultimately, to the policymaking aba house of delegates. Defense offices, as well as the organized bar or courts, should require that current and aspiring criminal defense counsel attend a reasonable number of hours of such training and education.

B)  the bar should encourage the widest possible participation in the defense of criminal cases by qualified lawyers. It commissions and provides oversight to task forces in developing specific recommendations, and ensures thorough review by both aba and non-aba entities. Defense counsel’s tempered duty of candor        (a)  in light of criminal defense counsel’s constitutionally recognized role in the criminal process, defense counsel’s duty of candor may be tempered by competing ethical and constitutional obligations.

B)  in determining the amount of the fee in a criminal case, it is proper to consider the time and effort required, the responsibility assumed by counsel, the novelty and difficulty of the issues involved, the skill requisite to proper representation, the need for any special technology, experts, investigators, or other unusual expenses, the likelihood that other employment will be precluded, the fee customarily charged in the locality for similar services, the gravity of the charge, the experience, reputation, and expertise of defense counsel, and the ability of the client to pay the fee. The standards committee determines the priorities for updating or revising existing volumes and for developing or expanding volumes to address issues not already covered. Such an attorney should be fully prepared about the matter, in order to offer such advice and in case the court and the accused determine that the full representation role should be transferred to defense counsel at some point during the criminal rd 4-5.

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Functions and duties of defense counsel    (a)  defense counsel is essential to the administration of criminal justice. K)  defense counsel should not enter into an arrangement for, charge, or collect a contingent fee for representing a defendant in a criminal case or in a criminal forfeiture action. C)  defense counsel should know and abide by the standards of professional conduct as expressed in applicable law and ethical codes and opinions in the applicable jurisdiction.

B)  if defense counsel determines that a client may not be a united states citizen, counsel should investigate and identify particular immigration consequences that might follow possible criminal dispositions. Members of this group should provide prompt and confidential guidance and advice to defense counsel seeking assistance in the application of standards of professional conduct in criminal representations. D)  defense counsel should explain to the client that the client has a right to counsel on appeal (appointed, if the client is indigent), and that there are lawyers who specialize in criminal appeals.

B)  these standards are intended to provide guidance for the professional conduct and performance of defense counsel. An extrajudicial statement is any oral, written, or visual presentation not made either in a courtroom during the criminal proceedings or in court filings or correspondence with the court or counsel regarding the criminal proceedings. These duties include:    (a)  a duty of confidentiality regarding information relevant to the client’s representation which duty continues after the representation ends;    (b)  a duty of loyalty toward the client;             (c)  a duty of candor toward the court and others, tempered by the duties of confidentiality and loyalty;    (d)  a duty to communicate and keep the client informed and advised of significant developments and potential options and outcomes;    (e)  a duty to be well-informed regarding the legal options and developments that can affect a client’s interests during a criminal representation;    (f)  a duty to continually evaluate the impact that each decision or action may have at later stages, including trial, sentencing, and post-conviction review;    (g)  a duty to be open to possible negotiated dispositions of the matter, including the possible benefits and disadvantages of cooperating with the prosecution;    (h)  a duty to consider the collateral consequences of decisions and actions, including but not limited to the collateral consequences of rd 4-1.

D)  except where necessary to secure counsel for preliminary matters such as initial hearings or applications for bail, a defense counsel (or multiple counsel associated in practice) should not undertake to represent more than one client in the same criminal case. The primary duties that defense counsel owe to their clients, to the administration of justice, and as officers of the court, are to serve as their clients’ counselor and advocate with courage and devotion; to ensure that constitutional and other legal rights of their clients are protected; and to render effective, high-quality legal representation with integrity. Other aba criminal justice standards should also be consulted for more detailed consideration of the performance of criminal defense counsel in specific rd 4-1.

Defense counsel should not discuss or exaggerate the potential criminal liability of a witness with a purpose, or in a manner likely, to intimidate the witness, to intimidate the witness, or to influence the truthfulness or completeness of the witness’s testimony, or to change the witness’s decision about whether to provide information. E)  a public criminal defense office should be provided sufficient resources and be organized to permit adequate preparation for court rd 4-4. G)  defense counsel should develop and maintain courteous and civil working relationships with judges and prosecutors, and should cooperate with them in developing solutions to address ethical, scheduling, or other issues that may arise in particular cases or generally in the criminal justice system.

To purchase  paperback publications with commentary, see the standards ordering of criminal justice standards click on standards below to view table of contents with links to individual standards. K)  defense counsel who formerly participated personally and substantially in the prosecution or criminal investigation of a defendant should not thereafter represent any person in the same or a substantially related matter, unless waiver is obtained from both the client and the government. Referrals for representation     (a)  defense counsel should not give anything of more than nominal value to a person for recommending the lawyer’s services, except that        (i) counsel may pay reasonable costs of advertisements, or the usual charges for a legal services plan or qualified lawyer referral service, as described in aba model rule 7.