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CARROLL v. SUPERIOR COURT OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY (SAN DIEGO COUNTY HEALTH & HUMAN SERV. AGENCY), D039951

In a dependency proceeding, one attorney may not continue to represent multiple minors with an actual conflict of interest, and when such conflict arises, the attorney must be relieved from representation of any of the minors. An attorney may not be appointed to represent multiple minors if actual conflict is reasonably likely.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 09/13/2002
  • Published 09/13/2002

Judges

  •  McDONALD, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  •  Steven J. Carroll, Public Defender, Jo Pastore and Virginia Henkels, Deputy Public Defenders, for Petitioner Steven Carroll and Real Parties in Interest Minors., John J. Sansone, County Counsel, Susan Strom, Chief Deputy County Counsel, and Gary C. Seiser, Senior Deputy County Counsel, for Real Party in Interest San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency., Timothy A. Chandler, Alternate Public Defender, Roberto Quinones, Jr., and Erin K. Lehrter, Deputy Alternate Public Defenders, for Real Party in Interest Father Ramon C.

  • For Appellees:
  • No appearance for Respondent.
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