In their Ethics and Criminal Practice column, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan's Joel Cohen and James L. Bernard write that since the adoption of the Rules of Professional Conduct in New York, an attorney's duty to the court trumps the duty of confidentiality. A recent ethics opinion addresses some key aspects of the new rule that are otherwise somewhat unclear.
When a Client Post-Trial Says: 'I Perjured Myself'
New York Law Journal
August 13, 2013