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.
|Title of host publication||Applied ethics|
|Subtitle of host publication||Strengthening ethical practices|
|Place of Publication||Prahan, Victoria|
|Publisher||Tilde University Press|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|