Trying the Trial and Lawyer Misconduct

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Faculty View from CWRU "Trying the Trial and Lawyer Misconduct" Andrew S. Pollis, Associate Professor in the Civil Litigation Clinic Interviewed by Ameera Haider - Class of 2016, ABA Moot Court team In his recent paper in the George Washington Law Review, Professor Andrew Pollis details three categories of attorney misconduct in litigation bad behavior among lawyers. Drawing upon real examples, including an Ohio prosecutor who obtained death sentences against two defendants for the misconduct of having two simultaneous guilty-verdict murder only one of them could have committed trials in Ohio for the same crime, Pollis argues that juries should hear evidence of the misconduct be involved to discourage prevent further egregious behavior and to promote more-accurate fact finding.

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trying the trial; law misconduct; legal ethics; professional responsibility;


Case Western Reserve School of Law

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