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Rethinking Legal Ethics, 26 Stan. L. Rev. 1227 (1974)

Abstract

If one were to do a book on the conscience of a lawyer in this day and
age, one might begin by examining and attempting to reconcile the conflict
between person and professional that persists within every lawyer. That
conflict is not unique to the legal profession; it is a central dilemma of
doctors, accountants, businessmen, clergymen, bureaucrats, union leaders,
politicians, and workmen. In a broader sense, it is a dilemma of everyone
who must be different things to different people while remaining in some
sense true to himself-parent, spouse, neighbor, voter, clubmember, and
friend. The dilemma is especially pressing on professionals, however, for
their vocations by definition involve a high degree of autonomy in the ways
they perform their callings

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1974

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