Introduction - 21st Century Law, Technology, and Ethics: The Lawyer's Role as a Public Citizen
Irma S. Russell
University of Montana - School of Law
October 10, 2008
University of Memphis Law Review, Vol. 35, p. 619, 2005
The lawyer's role as a "public citizen" also involves a duty to "seek improvement of the law." Changing technology has changed the way lawyers practice law. As public citizens lawyers have an affirmative commitment to the social goal of a just society. Ethical issues arise in the use of technology in society, and lawyers play a central role in social ordering. The idea that advocates in an adversary system have special responsibilities is not new.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 12
Keywords: technology, ethics, lawyer duty
Date posted: October 12, 2008
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