Published On: Tue, Oct 29th, 2013

Lawyer Marije Vaders acts contrary to code of professional conduct

justiceWILLEMSTAD – Lawyer Marije Vaders has received a careful slap on the wrist from the Supervisory Council for legal professionals. She defended two suspects in the same drug case. The Public Prosecutor had filed a complaint against Mrs. Vaders.

According to the Council there could be a conflict of interest if one of the suspects declares that he or she was handling under order of the other. In this particular case, it happened during the appeal.

The Council also notes that lawyers have often violated this policy. For this reason Vaders get no warning, which would be normal in such a case. The Council calls the Curacao Bar Association to pay attention to its own guidelines.

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