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What Is The Ethical Issue Or Problem? Identify The Issue Succinctly. | |Moral Agent Is A Corrections Officer With The Ethical Dilemma Of A Recommendation For The Husband Who Is Convicted Of A 3rd Offense| |Of Dui And A

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Ethical Worksheet Sample

Incident Review

|What is the ethical issue or problem? Identify the issue succinctly. |
|The moral agent is a criminal defense attorney. The attorney knows of another criminal defense attorney who is an alcoholic and |
|ignores his client obligations. What should the moral agent do? |
|What are the most important facts? Which facts have the most bearing on the ethical decision presented? Include any important |
|potential economic, social, or political pressures, and exclude ...view middle of the document...

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|attorney | | |
|Clients |Beneficence, non-injury|The clients would prefer that the moral agent help them obtain new counsel or that the|
| | |attorney's incompetence was corrected. |
|Other criminal |Fidelity |Good defense attorneys would prefer that the incompetent attorney's behavior was |
|defense attorneys | |corrected or that he be prevented from practicing criminal defense. Marginal defense |
| | |attorneys might prefer that the moral agent does nothing, lest their own actions be |
| | |called into question. |
|Prosecutors, |Beneficence, non-injury|Bailiffs would prefer not to have to accommodate his unpreparedness and intoxication |
|judges, and | |in the courtroom. Prosecutors and judges may prefer that the moral agent does nothing,|
|bailiffs | |as a more competent attorney may make their job more difficult with motions and |
| | |objections. Some prosecutors and judges may prefer that the incompetent attorney's |
| | |behavior was corrected or that he was prevented from practicing to avoid reversals on |
| | |appeals due to his incompetence. |
|Society |Justice |The advocates of law and order may prefer that the moral agent does nothing, as |
| | |criminals will receive harsher sentences as a result and the process will be more |
| | |streamlined. Advocates of individual rights would prefer that the incompetent |
| | |attorney's behavior was corrected or that he was prevented from practicing law. |

Evaluating Alternatives

|What are two alternatives for the scenario? One alternative can be a wild card that you ordinarily may not consider because of |
|potential implications. Both should be within free will and control of the same moral agent. |
|Alternative A |Alternative B |
|Talk to the attorney and offer to help him with his cases while |File an official report with the agency that is responsible for |
|he seeks treatment for alcoholism. |appointing cases to him. |
|Respond to...

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