Lawyers, Language and Legal Professional Standards: Legal Services Commissioner V. Turley (Australia)
University of Queensland Law Journal 2009, Dec, 28, 2
University of Queensland Law Journal
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I Introduction Lawyers have a duty to cooperate with other legal practitioners, with clients and with others they deal with in practice, and to treat them with courtesy. The duty includes the expectation that a practitioner will not use irresponsible, provocative, offensive or intimidatory language during court proceedings or in any other public forum. The Roman poet Horace is said to have noted that 'lawyers are men who hire out their words and anger'. The modern lawyer too will get angry. Sometimes it is feigned, but genuine anger is still inevitable in a role that necessarily involves conflict. But what the lawyer does with his or her anger or how the lawyer gives expression to it is, as it is for any person, a matter for ethical evaluation.
- Category: Law
- Published: 01 December 2009
- Publisher: University of Queensland Press
- Seller: The Gale Group, Inc.
- Print Length: 14 Pages
- Language: English