An Adversarial Exchange on Adversarial Ethics: Text, Subtext, and Context

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Author(s): 
Rhode, Deborah E.
Publication: 
Journal of Legal Education
Volume number: 
41
Year: 
1991
First page number: 
29
Last page number: 
41
Country: 
USA

Presented in the form of a debate and rebuttals are both sides of the issue, first stated by Lord Brougham in 1820, of a client's legal and moral rights to his counsel's total support. It is concluded that advocacy in law does not carry some special authority or excuse the lawyer from accepting moral responsibility for his professional choices.