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Third Circuit Reminds That In Criminal Cases A Joint Representation Conflict Of Interest Is Not Avoided Simply Because The Clients Consent And Waive Any Conflict

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Joint representation in criminal case foiled when, in a case where the same firm represented both defendants, the attorney for one defendant demonstrated his conflicted position by first insisting on a speedy trial for his client and then failing to oppose a continuance motion by the other defendant, represented by his partner.