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Lawyers And Liberations, Robert E. Rodes Nov 2013

Lawyers And Liberations, Robert E. Rodes

Robert Rodes

No abstract provided.


Professionalism And Community: A Response To Terrell And Wildman, Robert Rodes Nov 2013

Professionalism And Community: A Response To Terrell And Wildman, Robert Rodes

Robert Rodes

No abstract provided.


Forming An Agenda - Ethics And Legal Ethics, Robert E. Rodes Nov 2013

Forming An Agenda - Ethics And Legal Ethics, Robert E. Rodes

Robert Rodes

The law profession is unique in the scope of the mandate it gives those within it to intervene in other people's affairs. As a result of this unique power of intervention, lawyers encounter a number of unique problems. This paper elucidates upon, and applies, the moral standards and intuitions to be used in approaching these problems. It argues that we should form our consciences in dialogue with our clients and that once they are formed we must follow them and limit our representation accordingly. If lawyer and client cannot agree on an agenda with which both are comfortable, the ...


Government Lawyers, Robert E. Rodes Nov 2013

Government Lawyers, Robert E. Rodes

Robert Rodes

No abstract provided.


On Lawyers And Moral Discernment, Robert E. Rodes Nov 2013

On Lawyers And Moral Discernment, Robert E. Rodes

Robert Rodes

Drawing on Jacques Maritain's doctrine of Knowledge through Connaturality, and on other authors including David Hume and Edmond Cahn, this article argues that judgments of right and wrong are arrived at primarily through immediate discernment, and only secondarily through the application of general principles. It is possible, therefore, for lawyers and clients to arrive at agreement on how to handle their cases, even though they do not agree on the general principles that apply.