36 Cath. U. L. Rev. 319 (1986-1987)
Modern ethics talks in terms of clients corrupting lawyers, and how lawyers must protect themselves from their client’s bad morals. This Article critiques that understanding and proposes that legal ethics is the study of what is good for a client, not what is good for the lawyer. Properly studied, it is thinking about the morals of someone else—the client. It is not thinking through the client’s conscience, but thinking through the lawyer’s conscience that seeks rectitude, freedom, and goodness for the client.
Thomas L. Shaffer,
Legal Ethics and the Good Client,
36 Cath. U. L. Rev. 319 (1986-1987).
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