Doing the Right Thing, 70 Washington U.L.Q. 691 (1992)
A lawyer representing a client should try to "do the right thing."
Stated in simplest terms, this is the ideal that inspires the recurrent call
for lawyers to be more ethical. In the most recent decade, the call has
been expressed in terms of "professionalism." In earlier years, the call
was expressed as a demand that lawyers dedicate themselves to "serving
the public interest" and in Victorian times it was expressed in terms of
the "honor of the legal profession." However expressed, the quest is for
greater virtue on the part of lawyers, both individually and as a
Date of Authorship for this Version
Hazard, Geoffrey C. Jr., "Doing the Right Thing" (1992). Faculty Scholarship Series. Paper 2378.