Ethical Issues in Criminal Cases
On November 10, 2015, Friedman Kaplan partner Ricardo Solano Jr. gave a lecture at the Rutgers Law School Center for Law and Justice entitled Ethical Issues in Criminal Cases. CLE credit was given to attendees (NJ: 2.4 (incl. 2.4 ethics); NY: 2.0 (incl. 2.0 ethics); PA: 2.0 (incl. 2.0 ethics), Criminal Law Ethics).
The program addressed several ethical issues that arise in the context of criminal cases. Topics included, among others:
- What issues arise in an internal corporate investigation and what obligation does corporate counsel have to company employees?
- What ethical constraints are placed on prosecutors when gathering evidence and dealing with represented witnesses and subjects?
- What must a defense counsel do if the client testifies falsely or provides false information?
- What does it mean that counsel owes the court a duty of candor?
- How should counsel handle third-party payor of legal fees situations?
Mr. Solano's co-lecturers included the Honorable Patty Shwartz, United States Circuit Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, John M. Fietkiewicz, Counsel to the U.S. Attorney for the U.S. Attorney's Office of the District of New Jersey, and Samuel P. Moulthrop, a partner at Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP.
The lecture was held at the Rutgers Law School Center for Law and Justice located at 123 Washington Street in Newark, NJ from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM.