When Does A Joint Defense Agreement End

When Does A Joint Defense Agreement End

It is not uncommon for members of joint advocacy groups to attend hearings on behalf of other members. But, as innocent as it may be, it can probably create an attorney-client relationship. For example, at a case management conference, “the lawyer for each party and each self-represented party must appear in person. Callus. Ct. Rule 212.b)(1) (emphasis added). If a joint defence agreement does not explicitly reject a lawyer-client relationship, such an appearance may subsequently support a request for forfeiture. In the Stepney case, several defendants were charged with violating several drug and gun laws. In an effort to effectively prepare coherent defenses, the defense attorney tried to conclude a JDA. It was about the court.

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