Robert H. Aronson, What About the Children? Are Family Lawyers the Same (Ethically) as Criminal Lawyers? A Morality Play, 1 J. Inst. for Study Legal Ethics 141 (1996), https://digitalcommons.law.uw.edu/faculty-articles/398
Journal of the Institute for the Study of Legal Ethics
attorney-client privilege, best interest of the child, ethics
A fictional account of a lawyer, representing a woman in a divorce case, who learns from her client that her live-in boyfriend has hit her and her five-year-old daughter. Is her ethical duty to protect the child greater than her responsibility to maintain the attorney-client privilege. She discusses the matter with two evidence professors in search of a solution.