Seeing the Forest and the Trees: The Proper Role of the Bankruptcy Attorney
62 Pages Posted: 18 Oct 2006
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
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