While the right to appointed counsel is well-known in certain practice areas, how an attorney gets appointed to a case, and the obligations of an appointment, are not always as clear. Come join us for this program and discover how common pleas and appellate court judges and staff handle court appointments in different jurisdictions. Learn from the perspective of judges and the Disciplinary Board about the ethical responsibilities that appointed attorneys accept.
This course will help you gain a better understanding of:
- what appointed counsel’s duties are to the client
- what constitutes competent assistance of counsel
- how appellate and trial judges view appointed attorneys’ obligations
- when and how to withdraw as counsel
- what the consequences of an abandonment finding are to attorneys
If you frequently work as appointed counsel in cases, or have the desire to serve as appointed counsel, this is a program you will not want to miss.
Ethics information has been integrated throughout this program. To receive ethics credit, you must attend the entire course.