Champion: The Journal of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, January-February 2007
2 Pages Posted: 29 Oct 2008
Date Written: 2007
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: 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