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Ethical Dilemmas: What Australian Lawyers Say about them

Debra Lamb

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/9780198259459.003.0011
Ethical Dilemmas: What Australian Lawyers Say about them

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Any lawyer who has spent time in practice, whether as a solicitor or barrister, knows that it is difficult to avoid ethical and moral dilemmas as he or she interacts with clients and other members of the profession. Yet there has been very little research which has attempted to describe the kinds of ethical problems encountered in day-to-day practice. With the support of the Australian Research Council and the Queensland Law Society, a series of interviews were conducted with legal practitioners to identify the types of ethical issues commonly encountered in a modern Australian legal practice. This chapter presents a description of how the interviews were conducted and candid comments from lawyers about their ethical dilemmas.

Keywords: legal ethics; lawyers; the Australian Research Council; Queensland Law Society; Australian legal practice

Chapter.  8477 words. 

Subjects: Legal System and Practice

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