Are lawyers handling controversial matters justified in being myopically fixated upon achieving their client's or the state's objectives, whatever the costs? Or is there a point at which the interests of the system or perhaps even the public must take precedence, requiring that unbridled zeal and loyalty take a backseat? Such fascinating questions were skillfully examined during the 10th Annual Legal Ethics and Professionalism Symposium, "Drawing the Ethical Line: Controversial Cases, Zealous Advocacy, and the Public Good." The published remarks and the articles that follow provide a glimpse into the difficult ethical line-drawing that was engaged in by a distinguished and, at times, passionate array of panelists and presenters" during the daylong event, which took place on October 16, 2009. Of particular note were the two featured speakers for the program-former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark and former U.S. Attorney David C. Iglesias-both of whom are the very embodiment of central components of the Symposium's theme.
Lonnie T. Brown,
Drawing the Ethical Line: Controversial Cases, Zealous Advocacy, and the Public Good: Foreword
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