Flipper Ethics

Champion: The Journal of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, January-February 2007

U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper

2 Pages Posted: 29 Oct 2008  

John Burkoff

University of Pittsburgh - School of Law

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

Your accused client suddenly decides to cooperate with the government. This is not what you expected at all and, what's more, you are not so sure you want to keep representing a client who has made such a decision. So what can you do? What should you do? What do you have to do? Professor Burkoff discusses in this brief article the appropriate ethical obligations of a criminal defense attorney who finds himself or herself in this situation.

Keywords: legal ethics, criminal defense, flippers, cooperation agreements

Suggested Citation

Burkoff, John, Flipper Ethics (2007). Champion: The Journal of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, January-February 2007; U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1291351

John Burkoff (Contact Author)

University of Pittsburgh - School of Law ( email )

3900 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
United States

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