Applied ethics for lawyers

Thomas Campbell, Vivien Holmes

    Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperChapter (peer-reviewed)

    Abstract

    Popular images of lawyers' ethics are not flattering to the profession. The image is one of the lawyer as 'a hired gun' who is willing to do whatever it takes to protect the interests of wealthy clients. Lawyers, it is believed, use their knowledge of the law and how it is administered in specific courts and localities that are anything but just in terms of the legal merits of a case. Moreover it is thought that such disciplinary procedures are deployed serve to protect the reputation of the profession and the credibility of the legal system rather than secure justice for members of the public and serve legitimate interests of society at large.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationApplied ethics
    Subtitle of host publicationStrengthening ethical practices
    EditorsPeter Bowden
    Place of PublicationPrahan, Victoria
    PublisherTilde University Press
    Chapter16
    Pages186-195
    Number of pages10
    Edition1st ed.
    ISBN (Print)9780734611499
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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    Campbell, T., & Holmes, V. (2012). Applied ethics for lawyers. In P. Bowden (Ed.), Applied ethics: Strengthening ethical practices (1st ed. ed., pp. 186-195). Tilde University Press.