Assessing lawyers’ ethics: A practitioners’ guide

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    Legal practitioners operate in an environment of seemingly endless ethical challenges, and against a backdrop of diminishing public opinion about their morality. Based on extensive research, Assessing Lawyers' Ethics argues that lawyers' individual ethics can be assessed and measured in realistic frameworks. When this assessment takes place, legal practitioners are more likely to demonstrate better ethical behaviour as a result of their increased awareness of their own choices. This book advocates a variety of peer-administered testing mechanisms that have the potential to reverse damaging behaviours within the legal profession. It provides prototype techniques, questions and assessments that can be modified to suit different legal cultures. These will help the profession regain the initiative in ethical business practice, halt the decline in firms' reputations and reduce the risk of state-sponsored regulatory intervention.

    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
    PublisherCambridge University Press
    Number of pages267
    ISBN (Electronic)9780511910104
    ISBN (Print)9780521764223
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

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