On Friday, September 24, Emily Chiang, a visiting assistant professor of law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, will present an ethics CLE at the Utah Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys Annual Seminar. The CLE will focus on the ethical dilemmas presented by poorly functioning public defense systems.
The CLE is designed to help public defenders determine what their ethical responsibilities are if they work in counties with insufficient funding and/or inadequate resources for things like experts and investigators. “It is intended to empower public defenders by directing them towards resources they may find useful, such as an ABA Formal Opinion that recommends that public defenders withdraw from existing cases and stop taking new ones if their workloads are excessive and prevent them from providing competent and diligent representation to their clients,” Chiang says.
The seminar will be held at The Canyons in Park City.