The Trayvon Martin case took a bizarre turn Tuesday when George Zimmerman's attorneys quit, complaining that they have lost all contact with him and that he called the prosecutor and talked to a TV host after they told him not to speak to anyone. The lawyers portrayed the former neighborhood watch captain as erratic and his mental state as shaky, and they expressed fear for his health under the pressure that has been building in the month since he shot and killed Martin, an unarmed black teenager. Usually, attorneys don't talk candidly about their clients at press conferences, but that wasn't the case Tuesday afternoon. In order to maintain a license to practice, an attorney has to follow the state's rules of professional conduct. The Florida rules of professional conduct state, Upon termination of representation, a lawyer shall take steps to the extent reasonably practicable to protect a client's interest.Attorneys are also bound by duty of confidentiality, even after a relationship has ended.
Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer Michael Kraut says "attorneys Craig Sonner and Hal Uhrig were out of line during their news conference Tuesday."
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