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The Duties And Accountability Of Lawyers
Sohrab Erach Dastur, Senior Advocate
Eminent Jurist Soli Dastur draws upon his rich experience of the past five decades to lay down the duties and accountability of lawyers and how they should deal with several ethical problems and areas of conflict that arise in day-to-day practice. With his usual candour and clarity of expression, he examines the issues threadbare and provides invaluable and authoritative guidance on what they should do in difficult situations so as to keep their professional integrity intact at all times. Though written in the context of lawyers, the article provides guidance to professionals in all fields.
The Duties And Accountability Of Lawyers by Sohrab Erach Dastur, Senior Advocate (211.1 KiB, 474 hits)
<> Honestly, the Advocate known for his exemplary eminence in advocacy is seen at his best; that, in his own inimitable style, is, as always the case, so persuasive as to strongly influence even an astute or hard core puritan to toe the line and veer round to think his way !
<><> “…..Though written in the context of lawyers, the article provides guidance to professionals in all fields.”
One personally fails to see much less appreciate the correctness or contextual appropriateness of this observation.
Almost all the ideas touched upon in the article , as may be readily gathered, hold good exclusively only to a practising professional being a lawyer, whose “duties and accountability” alone have been sought to be underscored. Any other profession e.g. CA being governed by its own so-called code of ‘conduct’ (‘ethics’ !) is a different ‘kettlle of fish’, hence would be governed, and accordingly be treated (cooked!) differently.
In a different vein, may be, as the advocate-writer himself, in his worldly wisdom, once made me realise, “…One may have a different perception or perspective on…”
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