A putative prosecutor complained on the blog last night about defense attorneys who announce ready when the state asks for a continuance and then the next time the case is up, the defense asks for a continuance to take depos, file motions, etc., when the state announces it’s ready for trial. The prosecutor believed this was not ethical.
Rumpole responded that lawyers (on both sides) who use the system to their client’s advantage are not acting unethical.
Query: What is ethical, and what courtroom manoeuvres have you seen that have crossed the line?
Have at it.
See you in court, not objecting to first continuances, and announcing ready for trial.
PS. That’s how we spell manoeuvre at Eton.
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