Defining Professional Conduct

The Supreme Court will grapple with two cases this term concerning how to assess professional lawyerly conduct as it relates to plea deals (Lafler v. Cooper and Missouri v. Frye).  What’s your opinion on the lawyer’s conduct in each case? Consider these cases in light of Padilla v. Kentucky–what will the resulting impact be?  How will public defenders in particular be affected and what steps will they have to take to comply with these decisions, depending on how they are decided?  Share your thoughts!


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