Order in the Court!: Ethical Conduct in a Criminal Trial Under the Texas Disciplinary Rules

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Order in the Court!: Ethical Conduct in a Criminal Trial Under the Texas Disciplinary Rules

Description

In a criminal trial, the most common ethical duties implicated are the duty of candor to the tribunal, maintaining the impartiality and integrity of the tribunal, and the fairness of the proceeding as a whole. Under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct, these duties are broken down in Rules 3.03, 3.04, 3.05, and 3.06. Attorneys are charged with the responsibility of fully understanding each of these duties in order to interact accordingly with the tribunal. This Article will examine, in detail, each of these rules individually. Additionally, the Article will analyze how each of the rules overlap and coincide with the Texas Judicial Code of Conduct, criminal statutes, specific obligations of a prosecutor, and other ethical rules.

Creator

Edward L. Wilkinson

Publisher

St. Mary's Journal on Legal Malpractice and Ethics, St. Mary's University School of Law

Date

2012

Contributor

St. Mary's University School of Law

Rights

Copyright to author Edward L. Wilkinson

Relation

St. Mary's Journal on Legal Malpractice and Ethics

Format

RFC3778

Language

English, en-US

Type

Text

Identifier

STMU_StMarysJLegalMalpracticeAndEthics_v02i1p0030_Wilkinson_Final.pdf

Files

STMU_StMarysJLegalMalpracticeAndEthics_v02i1p0030_Wilkinson_Final.pdf

Citation

Edward L. Wilkinson, “Order in the Court!: Ethical Conduct in a Criminal Trial Under the Texas Disciplinary Rules,” St. Mary's Law Digital Repository, accessed April 27, 2017, http://lawspace.stmarytx.edu/item/STMU_StMarysJLegalMalpracticeAndEthics_v02i1p0030_Wilkinson_Final.pdf.

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