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Legal ethics in child custody and dependency proceedings : a guide for judges and lawyers / William W. Patton.

Author/Creator:
Patton, William Wesley, 1946- author.
Publication:
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
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Other Title:
Legal Ethics in Child Custody & Dependency Proceedings
Subjects:
Legal ethics -- United States.
Attorney and client -- United States.
Custody of children -- United States.
Summary:
This 2006 book provides a fully annotated discussion of the ethical universe surrounding state-mandated and private legal disputes involving the custody and best interest of children. It surveys thousands of court cases, statutes, state bar ethics codes, Attorney General opinions and model codes regarding ethical constraints in family and dependency proceedings. The book not only analyzes ethical rules in terms of the chronology of these proceedings, it also surveys those principles for each of the primary participants - children's counsel, parents' counsel, government attorneys and judges. The book contains chapters on pre-hearing alternative dispute resolution, motion and trial practice, appellate procedures and separation of powers. Finally, the book provides a complete child abuse case file with a comprehensive analysis of the inherent ethical issues.
Contents:
Conflicts of interest
Competent and zealous representation
Confidentiality
The ethics of alternative dispute resolution in child custody and dependency proceedings
Ethical considerations and constraints in child custody and dependency appeals
The constitutionality of legislative and executive regulation of the practice of law and defining the attorney-client relationship.
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ISBN:
9780511511424 (ebook)
9780521853170 (hardback)
9781107407510 (paperback)
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Restricted for use by site license.