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Instructions: Business Scholars, the first section of this Critical Thinking Ass



Instructions: Business Scholars, the first section of this Critical Thinking Assignment is worth 100 points. Each scenario is worth 25 points a piece with a total of 4 scenarios. This is a Critical Thinking assignment; therefore, I am looking for you to think about what you would do if you were in that situation. Your thought process should reflect what we’ve discussed over the semester. For example, if the scenario is related to a contract, think back to the contracts chapter. What are the rules for having an enforceable contract? If the scenario is related to Intellectual Property, think about whether you are dealing with a patent, copyright, trademark or etc. What would you do within that situation? Read the scenario and answer the question. Do not try to fit it with terms and definitions that do not match the scenario. Think about what you are reading and answer the question. I am analyzing your critical thinking skills and abilities.This is a critical thinking exercise; therefore, you must think your way through this exercise. You may bring in resources from the book, the internet or any necessary research that you think will be needed to help you problem solve your answer.Basically, you are reading the scenario and answering: What would you do? Each scenario’s answer should be, at minimum, 1 page long. I will be looking for an in-depth answer to the scenario. Moreover, I will be grading to see if you articulated your answer, understood the fact pattern, answered the question given and problem solved wisely and critically.Please review this assignment until the end, there is a second part that is worth 50 points of this assignment.This assignment is worth 150 points, TOTAL.This assignment is due on Friday, May 6th at 5:00pm. I WILL NOT ACCEPT ANYTHING AFTER THIS TIME!Practical Ethical Action Scenario 1:Guarding a Client’s Terrible Secrets(25 pts)Chen is an intern at a small law office specializing in criminal defense. One day, one of the attorneys in her office approaches her with a unique dilemma. According to the attorney, a client facing criminal charges has come forward with a terrible secret. The secret does not pose a direct threat to anyone but is of tremendous importance to some innocent victims. The attorney would like Chen to do some research into what an attorney’s obligations are when a client reveals a terrible secret in confidence that could help alleviate the pain and suffering of some innocents but would violate attorney-client confidentiality.Chen’s research leads her to the case of Francis Belge, an attorney in upstate New York. In 1973, he was assigned to represent Robert Garrow, charged with murder. While representing Garrow, Garrow admitted to the murder he was charged with. He also told Belge that he had murdered two additional people in another incident, and had abducted, raped, and murdered a sixteen-year-old girl in a third incident. He told his lawyer where the bodies were buried, and Belge independently confirmed that the bodies existed. Adhering to attorney-client privilege, Belge told no one about the confessions, or that he knew where the bodies were located, even after the father of one of the victims begged him for information about the fate of his missing daughter. Garrow confessed to the murders at trial, and after that Belge revealed he had known all along where the bodies were buried.Belge was indicted by a grand jury for several violations of New York law, including one that requires a decent burial for the dead and another that requires anyone knowing the death of a person without medical attendance to report the death to authorities. The indictments were dismissed by the trial judge, who ruled that Belge conducted himself properly as an officer of the court and with the right amount of zeal to protect his client’s constitutional rights. An ethics complaint filed by the victims’ family members with the bar association was also subsequently dismissed. Although Belge was hailed as a hero in legal circles, the public did not take kindly to his actions. He received hate mail and death threats, and his law practice suffered.Chen’s research reveals that the American Bar Association’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 1.6 prohibits a lawyer from revealing any information given by the client except in narrow circumstances, one of which is to “prevent reasonably certain death or substantial bodily harm.” After concluding this research, how should Chen advise the attorney facing this dilemma? If you knew the whereabouts of a killer’s victims, and the victims’ families pleaded you for that information, would you break a client’s confidence?

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