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Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility

1990

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The Legal Ethics Of Fear: On The 1904 Report Of The Committee On Legal Ethics Of The Georgia Bar Association, Thomas L. Shaffer Jan 1990

The Legal Ethics Of Fear: On The 1904 Report Of The Committee On Legal Ethics Of The Georgia Bar Association, Thomas L. Shaffer

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It would be possible for me now to round off a courteous comment on the 1904 Report with a disquisition on gentleman's ethics in the legal profession. That would have been a less novel thing to do in 1904 than it is now, but at either time it can be supposed to have been expected and, by and large, understood. But I think we can learn more from the 1904 Report by taking a more contentious and somber look at Branham's words. I suggest that what the report shows is unpleasant, that the legal ethic recommended there to Georgia lawyers …


Legal Ethics After Babel, Thomas L. Shaffer Jan 1990

Legal Ethics After Babel, Thomas L. Shaffer

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Legal ethics owes as much to Richard M. Nixon as it does to philosophy. The rebirth of legal ethics in the last decade is one of many consequences, although possibly the most obscure, of the burglary at the Watergate Hotel in 1972. The criminal politics that destroyed Mr. Nixon's presidency summoned American lawyers to a serious, systematic examination of the morals of their craft.


On Thinking Theologically About Lawyers As Counselors, Thomas L. Shaffer Jan 1990

On Thinking Theologically About Lawyers As Counselors, Thomas L. Shaffer

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Professor Morgan is more than gracious to me, his colleague in legal ethics. He understands, I think, that our little sub-discipline is an academic youngster—open, as children are, to insight and persuasion, willing to listen to almost anybody. I am grateful to him for his kind reference to my work. Along with other American law teachers, I am grateful for his leadership, critical thought, scholarly discussion, and example as one of the American legal profession's principal teachers of ethics.

My usefulness among commentators on Morgan's Thinking About Lawyers as Counselors, is probably that I write about legal ethics in reference …