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Lawyers in Australian Society Study Notes

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The main topics covered by these study notes include: The Ethical Framework; Lawyers and Australian Society; Regulation and Discipline; The Lawyer-Client Relationship; Duty of Competence; Duty of Confidentiality; Duty of Loyalty and Duty to Account; Duty to the Court and the Proper Administration of Justice; Duty to Other Lawyers and Third Parties; and Access to Justice.

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34 Pages Complete Study Notes 1-2 Years old* Previously uploaded under: LLB 197 - Lawyers and Australian Society
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Legal professions Law Practice of law Legal ethics Solicitors Law in the United Kingdom Occupations Admission to practice law Legal Profession Uniform Law Barrister Professional responsibility Lawyer
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Legal professions Law Practice of law Legal ethics Solicitors Law in the United Kingdom Occupations Admission to practice law Legal Profession Uniform Law Barrister Professional responsibility Lawyer
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Ethics v morality v Morals • Morals o Mores: ‘customs or conventions of a social group’ o Distinguishing between right and wrong • Ethics o Ethos: ‘character’ o Ethikos: practice or custom of the community’ societal values o Science of morals or rules of conduct More at: Ysaiah Ross & Peter Macfarlane, Lawyers’ Responsibility and Accountability (LexisNexis, 4th ed, 2012) Theories of legal ethics Use moral philosophies or methodologies • Teleological theory – derives duty or moral obligation from what is good or desirable as an end to be achieved. o Consequentialist theory o Utilitarianism o Desirable consequenc...
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