12 Pages Posted: 12 Oct 2008
Date Written: October 10, 2008
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.
Keywords: technology, ethics, lawyer duty
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Russell, Irma S., Introduction - 21st Century Law, Technology, and Ethics: The Lawyer's Role as a Public Citizen (October 10, 2008). University of Memphis Law Review, Vol. 35, p. 619, 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1282176