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Power of Courts and Other Bodies to Regulate Lawyers

Power of Courts and Other Bodies to Regulate Lawyers

Explore the history of regulation of lawyers’ conduct, as well as the development of the modern rules to which lawyers adhere in regulating their profession.

Transcript

Since the early 1800s, lawyers in the United States have sought ways to regulate their profession and hold themselves to higher standards of behavior than the ordinary layperson. Historical rules of ethics attempted to hold lawyers accountable for every “morally wrong” act, no matter if it related to the practice of law or not. Luckily, modern ethics rules are a bit more workable and aware of the distinction between private life and professional life. This clip will discuss the history and...

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