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The role of a lawyer as an argument in defence of codex ethics

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lawyer   professional role   codex ethics   moral responsibility


Tyt. tomu: Założenie racjonalnego prawodawcy w polskim porządku prawnym. Księga Jubileuszowa z okazji siedemdziesięciopięciolecia Wydziału Prawa, Administracji i Ekonomii Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego


The purpose of the article is to present arguments for understanding the code of ethics as a framework of: rules within which a lawyer should move, and goals to be pursued. I intend to carry out this task in three stages. Firstly, I shall present the main accusations that are put against codex ethics. This argument claims that the codical nature of professional ethics leads or may lead to marginalisation of moral responsibility and loss of subjective agency. Then I will proceed to defend codex ethics. To this end, I refer to the concept of role, showing that the conflict situation in the legal profession is a feature of this profession. Therefore, it is necessary to build an institutional framework that allows coordinated activity in the face of various tensions. This argument reinforces the presence of the code of etics as a safeguard against the lawyer, leaving the role in a conflict related to professional activities. The purpose of this protection is to protect the client.

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Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego

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ISSN 0137-1134   ISSN 0239-6661




PAd P 101660 II


pol   eng


Acta Universitatis Wratislaviensis, ISSN 0239-6661, No 3978. Przegląd Prawa i Administracji 2020, 120, cz. 1, s. 43-54

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