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Man in His Original Dignity
Legal Ethics in France

ISBN 9780367201951
Published June 30, 2020 by Routledge
146 Pages

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Book Description

This title was first published in 2001. This work explores the professional standards of the French bar as it moves, rapidly but with misgivings, into a world of competition, organization and globalism. It focuses on the ideology of French legal ethics in its historical and social contexts, rather than the details of the rules governing avocats. Those rules are technical and, in many respects, similar to the rules in effect in the USA. But lawyers in France and the United States base their rules on strikingly different pictures of lawyers. French avocats classify their duties as a series of virtues - probity, honour and delicacy - to follow one official formulation. By contrast, lawyers in the USA, to judge from the way they justify their rules, consider their fellows scoundrels who, without regulation, would cheat their clients, opposing parties and other lawyers. The author's goal is to describe, in their cultural and institutional contexts, the professional ideals of the French bar as it remembers its past and faces its future.

Table of Contents

1. Declarations of Independence.  2. Independence from Clients.  3. Independence from Other Avocats.  4. Virtues.  5. Comparisons.  6. The Historical Context.  7. Procedural Contexts.  8. Other Legal Professions.  9. Decline and Revival.  10. Conclusion.

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