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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.