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Introduction

Stephen Parker

in Legal Ethics and Legal Practice

Published in print March 1996 | ISBN: 9780198259459
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191681950 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259459.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter begins with a brief background of the book, which is part of a project on legal ethics being carried out within the Faculty of Law at Griffith University, funded partly by the Australian Research Council and partly by the Queensland Law Society's Grants Committee. The project as a whole involves an examination of legal ethics in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. It then discusses the meaning of legal ethics, the moral autonomy and accountability of lawyers, and the key themes addressed by the book. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords: legal ethics; lawyers; moral autonomy; Australian Research Council; Griffith University; Queensland Law Society

Chapter.  2980 words. 

Subjects: Legal System and Practice

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