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Change, Responsibility, and the Legal Profession

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/9780198259459.003.0005
Change, Responsibility, and the Legal Profession

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Changes may be under way which indicate that the standard conception of the lawyer's role is becoming anachronistic; that something radically different is being looked for in lawyers by many sections of the population. If this is so, it has major implications for those involved in legal education as well as for the legal professions themselves. More importantly, it has implications for the quality of justice enjoyed in society and the manner in which it is delivered. This chapter is a general and speculative attempt to capture what those changes are. It examines the 1993 Uniform Code of Conduct of the Australian Bar Association and suggests that it enshrined a rather narrow and outdated concept of barristers' responsibilities.

Keywords: 1993 Uniform Code of Conduct; Australian Bar Association; legal ethics; legal practice; legal profession; barristers

Chapter.  6496 words. 

Subjects: Legal System and Practice

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