Mortensen, Reid (2002) Lawyers' character, moral insight and ethical blindness. Queensland Lawyer, 22 . pp. 166-179. ISSN 0312-1658
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In admission and disciplinary proceedings, directed by the overarching principle of securing the protection of the public, judges sometimes have to decide whether a person is morally qualified to practise law. Framing the discussion with an analysis of three of the Court of Appeal's decisions in 2001, this article addresses the judges' focus on the 'intrinsic character' of candidates for legal practice, and evidence that they use to measure it. Specifically, it considers the relevance of the moral judgments that candidates make about their own conduct during the investigations and proceedings, and attitudes that they show towards the proceedings themselves.
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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||lawyers; character; morals; ethics|
|Fields of Research (FOR2008):||18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180121 Legal Practice, Lawyering and the Legal Profession|
|Subjects:||390000 Law, Justice and Law Enforcement > 390200 Professional Development of Law Practitioners > 390204 Professional Ethics|
|Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008):||UNSPECIFIED|
|Deposited On:||25 May 2009 09:23|
|Last Modified:||23 Oct 2010 06:25|
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