Q: My court appointed attorney is married to a CPS caseworker. Isn't that a conflict of interest?
A: it shouldn't be. I would only be concerned if the spouse CPS worker was involved in the same case. Every attorney is ethically required to zealously represent their client. It doesn't matter who they are married to. If you feel that this is causing a problem, then you might want to ask the judge to appoint a different attorney. But it really should be a problem.
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