Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The Ethos and Ethics of a Disciplinary Defense Lawyer

The Ethos and Ethics of a Disciplinary Defense Lawyer

On his blog Kafkaesq, David Cameron Carr, who defends lawyers in disciplinary matters, states that following the formal ethical rules is not enough for a lawyer. The lawyer must also have an ethos. For his professional work, he states that the ethos is not getting bad lawyers off, but rather:

  • Insuring that the process is fair.
  • Making sure the Respondent’s voice is heard.
  • Achieving a result that is just.
  • Helping the client to rehabilitate themselves from their misconduct, if they have committed it.
  • Educating the profession and public about attorney misconduct and legal ethics.
  • Working to change misguided law.

(ljs)

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/2012/08/the-ethos-and-ethics-of-a-disciplinary-defense-lawyer.html

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