The Curse of the Zealous Advocate

Back when, in the early part of the last century, lawyers’ Code of Ethics required “zealous advocacy” in support of a client’s cause.  This historical roots for this demand can be found in this excellent article in the American Bar Association’s Litigation magazine.   It is often said that such aggressive and intense commitment to one’s client’s interests, only, may have a place in the world of criminal defense (and a few other places) the world of divorce is a poor forum for this kind of “my client and no other” myopia.