- Jun 10, 2020
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Are there any actual attorneys cited or appearing in the MSM that are saying no COI or potential COI?AT entered a provisional appearance when the case was filed, because the PD has an obligation to protect his interests but he was in PA and she did not have a chance to discuss representation - including but not limited to her qualifications and potential conflicts. That's not something you do over the phone. The day he arrived in ID it appears that she had that conversation, and it appears that he accepted her as her counsel because she stayed on the case and appeared in court with him. Does transparency require that we know what was said in those conversations? Do we need to see his decision in writing? I don't. And I'm sorry, but attorney client privilege still trumps even public cynicism. BK is entitled to confidentiality.
BK retains the full range of choices. He can object to AT's representation at any time. He can ask the Idaho Public Defender to appoint someone else. He can hire counsel of his choice. He can accept volunteer counsel from out of state who get qualified in ID to represent him. He can even represent himself.
If you are interested and not satisfied with all the MSM information indicating AT acted appropriately, plus the court's orders approving her actions, you can request from the court copies of the motion for substitution in the parent's case and all supporting documentation, plus the transcript of any hearing held to address the issue. Same for appointment in the BK case.
IMO most of the attorneys commenting in the media are saying there is a COI or potential COI, but a counterview from an actual attorney would be interesting to read/hear....IMO
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