Seeing the Forest and the Trees: The Proper Role of the Bankruptcy Attorney

62 Pages Posted: 18 Oct 2006

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Nancy B. Rapoport

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law

Abstract

This article discusses the tension between the lawyer's duty to her client and her duty to the legal system as an officer of the court. It concludes that, in a situation in which those two duties conflict, the lawyer's duty to the system as a whole should trump the duty to the client.

Keywords: lawyer, attorney, ethics, professional responsibility, fiduciary, officer of the court

JEL Classification: K00, K40

Suggested Citation

Rapoport, Nancy B., Seeing the Forest and the Trees: The Proper Role of the Bankruptcy Attorney. Indiana Law Journal, Vol. 70, 1995; U of Houston Law Center Series. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=938527

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