64 Notre Dame L. Rev. 838 (1989)
Our project is to contemplate a discrete piece of applied ethics in the American legal profession, a piece of what one might call Italian-American legal ethics. We propose to describe a moral value for which we will use the Italian word rispetto. Our understanding of rispetto is that it is a virtue, a good habit, through which the person learns, practices, teaches, and remembers his place within the family. We will argue here that the practice of this virtue will allow a modern lawyer to be in and of his or her civic and professional community without loss of dignity and a sense of self.
Thomas L. Shaffer & Mary M. Shaffer,
Character and Community: Rispetto as a Virtue in the Tradition of Italian-American Lawyers,
64 Notre Dame L. Rev. 838 (1989).
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