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The UK Supreme Court Yearbook Volume 7: 2016

Edited by: Daniel Clarry, Christopher Sargeant
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Why Lawyers Behave as They Do

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Paul G. HaskellWilliam R. Kenan Jr Professor of Law, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA

ISBN13: 9780813368979
ISBN: 0813368979
Published: April 1999
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Format: Paperback
Price: £26.99



In Why Lawyers Behave as They Do, Paul Haskell explains the professional rules that govern how lawyers behave and which permitor requireconduct that laypersons may find unethical. In his criticism of the traditional role of lawyers, Haskell proposes an alternativeand controversialmodel of behavior. Over the past five years, the American Bar Association and legal educators themselves have been expanding the discussion of professional responsibility. Traditionalists state that lawyers must maximize the gain for their client regardless of whether that means turning a blind eye to behavior or facts which may serve justice but hinder the clients case.In Why Lawyers Behave as They Do, Paul Haskell explains the professional rules that govern how lawyers behave and which permitor requireconduct that laypersons may find unethical. In his criticism of the traditional role of lawyers, Haskell proposes an alternativeand controversialmodel of behavior.

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Contents:
The Lawyers Behavior; The Lawyers Service on Behalf of an Immoral Objective; The Morality of Means; A Troubled Profession.