Importance Of Legal Ethics

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Ethics is the science of morals, rules of conduct. Ethics examine human conduct and lays down rules of duty and ideal conduct, dealing with the value of life. Ethics concentrates on principle affecting man’s conduct so as to determine the standard of right and wrong.

Ethics is defined as that branch of philosophy dealing with values relating to human conduct, with respect to rightness and wrongness of certain action and to the goodness and badness of the motives and ends of such actions.

Etiquette means rules for formal relation or behavior among people, or in a class of society or a profession such as legal etiquette, medical etiquette. It represents the rules of behavioral standards in polite society, the rules governing professional conduct.
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A person shall thus contain such caliber in order to meet his responsibility. He should be a person of clean nature otherwise the whole idea of delivering justice to the aggrieved would go into vain and the judiciary would eventually fall. People would eventually start losing their confidence on judiciary thus would lead to more crimes in the society at the cost of injustice. Therefore, a lawyer is very important to maintain a balance in the society.

Although It is not possible to frame rules and regulations regarding every aspect of work of a lawyer but a certain set of framework can be adopted so as to keep a moral check on the lawyers. A model code of conduct can be suggested to show them the path towards public, clients, colleagues and courts in their respective profession.

According to chief justice Marshall, “the fundamental aim of legal ethics is to maintain the honour and dignity of the law profession, to secure a spirit of friendly cooperation between the bench and the bar in promotion of highest standards of justice, to establish honourable and fair dealings of the counsel with his client.”

MODEL CODE OF CONDUCT FOR
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He shall not misguide the other party over any point of the case or take benefit out of it. The advocate shall maintain a sense of caution and self respect while arguing with the other party in the court of law. He shall use appropriate language for the same, which shall not lead to any derogatory remark. It is the duty of the advocate to carry out all the promises or the order of court towards the other party.

4. Duty towards colleagues
The advocates shall contain a sense of brotherhood amongst them in their brethren and shall always be ready to help others whenever needed. There shall not be any urge of competition amongst the advocates and shall work without any feeling of rivalry. The younger advocates should give respect to the senior advocates and shall maintain a cordial relationship. The advocate should be courteous to the opposing council and shall maintain a sense of dignity and manners while giving his arguments against the opposite party and his advocate.

5. Duty towards the
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