University of Amsterdam - Faculty of Law
Leny E. De Groot-van Leeuwen
Radboud University Nijmegen
July 16, 2012
Incorrigible advocates, Legal Ethics 15 (2), Special Issue, Richard Abel, ed., 2012, Forthcoming
Disciplinary bodies sometimes have to deal with lawyers who seem totally incorrigible. Time after time they are warned and disciplined, but they simply refuse to change their behaviour. Why do these lawyers seem to be unaffected by disciplinary punishment? Do they not care about professional standards and ethical rules? Why do they not modify their modus operandi in response to regulatory interventions?
The purpose of this article is to offer explanations for why some lawyers refuse to let themselves be regulated by disciplinary proceedings, at least until the final ‘verdict’ is delivered: disbarment.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 25
Keywords: Lawyers, discipline, disbarment, ethics, advocacyAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: July 17, 2012
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