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Professional Responsibility and the Christian Attorney: Comparing the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct and Biblical Virtues

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Larry O. Natt Gantt, II

Regent University - School of Law

Charles Harmon Oates

Regent University

Sam Menefee

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to consider some correlations between the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct (the “Model Rules” or “Rules”) and Holy Scripture. Just as Christians are exhorted to pattern their conduct directly on Jesus’ life and teachings, and more generally on the moral guidance of the Old and New Testaments, so attorneys must conform their actions to rules of professional responsibility.

Keywords: Model Rules of Professional Conduct, Christian Attorney, Old Testament, New Testament, Regent University, Professional Responsibility

Suggested Citation

Gantt, II, Larry O. Natt and Oates, Charles Harmon and Menefee, Sam, Professional Responsibility and the Christian Attorney: Comparing the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct and Biblical Virtues (2007). Regent University Law Review, Vol. 19, No. 1, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1938571

Larry Gantt, II

Regent University - School of Law ( email )

1000 Regent University Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
United States

Charles Oates (Contact Author)

Regent University ( email )

1000 Regent University Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
United States
(757) 352-4866 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.regent.edu/acad/schlaw/faculty_staff/oates.cfm

Sam Menefee

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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