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Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility

Ross Cranston

Abstract

Among members of the legal profession and judiciary throughout the world, there is a genuine concern with establishing and maintaining high ethical standards. It is not difficult to understand why this should be so. Nor is it difficult to see that professional standards are not completely divorced from ordinary morality. Indeed, legal ethics and professional responsibility are more than a set of rules of good conduct; they are also a commitment to honesty, integrity, and service in the practice of law. In order to ensure that the standards established are the right ones, it is necessary first ... More

Keywords: legal profession, judiciary, ethical standards, professional standards, morality, legal ethics, honesty, integrity, solicitors, public interest

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780198259312
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259312.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ross Cranston, editor
London School of Economics