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Eschewing 'tit for tat' in client (dis)courtesy [online]


Dal Pont, G, Eschewing 'tit for tat' in client (dis)courtesy [online], Brief, 42, (9- October 2015) pp. 6. ISSN 0312-5831 (2015) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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Professional rules identify, as a 'fundamental' ethical duty, that lawyers be "courteous in all dealings with clients, other practitioners and other persons involved in a matter where the practitioner acts for a client". As to lawyer-client dealings, treating clients courteously, and with attendant respect, is arguably easiest vis-a-vis clients who exhibit corresponding courtesy and respect, and whose words and actions are punctuated by both reasonableness and deference to the lawyer's advice. In a utopian world of legal practice, populated by 'model clients', courtesy and respect is hardly too much to ask of lawyers.

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Item Type:Professional, Non Refereed Article
Keywords:Legal ethics; Attorney and client; Lawyers--Discipline; Misconduct in office
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:Applied ethics
Research Field:Legal ethics
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Understanding past societies
Objective Field:Understanding past societies not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Dal Pont, G (Professor Gino Dal Pont)
ID Code:105710
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Faculty of Law
Deposited On:2016-01-13
Last Modified:2016-01-13

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