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Confession for the Soul?: A Lawyer's Moral Advice to a Guilty Client About Saving an Innocent Defendant


Jeffrey L. Kirchmeier


CUNY School of Law

December 1, 2012

Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2012

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.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 10

Keywords: Ethics, attorney-client, attorney-client relationship, morality, Rules of Professional Conduct, professional responsibility, criminal defendants, innocence

JEL Classification: K14, K42, K30

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Date posted: January 15, 2013  

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Kirchmeier, Jeffrey L., Confession for the Soul?: A Lawyer's Moral Advice to a Guilty Client About Saving an Innocent Defendant (December 1, 2012). Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2012. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2200596

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Jeffrey L. Kirchmeier (Contact Author)
CUNY School of Law ( email )
2 Court Square
Long Island City, NY 11101
United States
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