Hi! My name's Don. I've practiced legislative and regulatory law, on and off, for over 35 years. However, I have virtually no trial law experience. THE SITUATION: A minister, here in Connecticut, talked me into a PRO BONO child custody case. However, the client gave me misinformation 3 times and acted against my advice (to his clear detriment) on two major issues. Now I'm filing a Motion To Withdraw As Counsel. THE QUESTION: The Connecticut Form says I have to give "detailed reasons" for wanting to withdraw. However, how can I "detail" the client's misinformation and rejection of advice without violating "attorney/client confidentiality" and/or prejudicing the court against my client during the remaining deliberations?
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Connecticut
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