Written Exercise 3
You are a court appointed attorney for an alleged murderer. During one of your attorney – client meetings, the accused discloses the fact one week ago he abducted a 5 year old boy from a local playground, murdered him and buried the remains behind his house. After your interview with him, you find an article in a local newspaper where a mother is pleading for information about her missing son.
You are currently faced with an ethical dilemma. The information you received was provided in confidence during an attorney-client meeting, and you would be disbarred if you revealed this information.
Your assignment is to write a response on what you would do in this situation. The response you provide is to be supported by research and should be written at a graduate level. NOTE: With this situation, your client will not disclose the information; therefore, attempting to convince him would not work, so do not focus on having your client do the right thing.
Your paper should go beyond the obvious, be written at a graduate level, and must be no less than 1500 words. You must use no less than three additional resources (other than your required text) that support your position. All resources used must be properly cited using the APA style.
For credit, in your response, you must include at least three journal articles that support your information. The journal articles to be used must come from the Saint Leo University Online Library. Instructions for locating journal articles are found in the Resources section. Remember, all resources including, but not limited to, journals, magazines, and/or books must be properly cited using the APA style. Make sure that you follow the exact way to cite your references.