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Peter Manuel

I would have liked to ask a question of the attorney, which was partially answered in the discussion: How do you represent the desires of a child–which is your obligation–when you in fact believe that the child (let us suppose, a 16-yr-old) is mistaken, and that the court would do better to rule against the child’s stated wishes? There was some discussion of this, and actually it is a question that I was discussing the other day with an attorney friend, and which pertains to law practice in general – e.g., how does a defense attorney operate if he/she believes or knows that the client is in fact guilty? But in the discussion I learned a good bit about the child-attorney’s modus operandi.