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NCJ Number: 118737 Find in a Library
Title: Ethics: From the Last 25 Years to the Next Millennium
Journal: Trial  Volume:25  Issue:7  Dated:(July 1989)  Pages:20-24
Author(s): M A Schwartz
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 5
Type: Historical Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Legal ethics have undergone remarkable developments in the past 25 years.
Abstract: They include two major revisions of the basic substantive rules of ethics; the institutional structures of the agencies that enforce ethical rules have been overhauled in most jurisdictions and are far more effective; admission to the profession has required a greater emphasis on ethics; there has been considerable scholarly analysis of ethical principles; and, of course, there have been many decisional law and ethics opinions at the national, State, and local level interpreting rules of ethics. Some changes anticipated in the next 25 years are: (1) reexamining the ethical standards; (2) reevaluating the enforcement of ethical standards in certain jurisdictions; and (3) public demand of a greater role in governing the legal profession, at least in ethical matters. It seems likely that legal ethics will continue to occupy a central role in the activities of the organized bar for some time to come.
Main Term(s): Professional conduct and ethics
Index Term(s): Attorneys; Code of ethics; Misconduct
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