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Old 01-25-2009, 05:05 PM
 
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People fighting to keep criminals out of jail, by any means neccesary, wether it be on legal technicalities or telling clients to shut their trap right as they're about to spill their guts. Lawyers are unethical scum.
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Old 01-25-2009, 05:23 PM
 
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^ What about defense attorney's that take their clients money and then don't defend. Some defense attorney's consider that ethical behavior when it is not because they are supposed to have a loyalty to their client.

Or what about unethical prosecutors and judges? There was a judge that sentenced a man to life in prison for smoking a joint while on probation. That is just a major disgrace. Thankfully the man was pardoned.
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Old 01-25-2009, 05:25 PM
 
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No, the politicians are. Lawyers can be used for good, like civil law.
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Old 01-25-2009, 05:33 PM
 
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Lawyers work within the constraints of the system. If you want changes made, change the rules of the system.
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Old 01-25-2009, 05:36 PM
 
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There are scums and non-scums in every profession - even the godly ones.
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Old 01-25-2009, 05:54 PM
 
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Priests come to mind.

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There are scums and non-scums in every profession - even the godly ones.
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Old 01-25-2009, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Idaho Falls
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The government lawyers do everything they can (usually within the rules) to obtain convictions. With the full force and power of the government arrayed against individual citizens, what system would you put in place? One were the accused does not have a lawyer doing everything he/she can to prove his/her client is innocent?

what's your suggestion?
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Old 01-25-2009, 06:00 PM
 
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Lawyers are another one of those necessary evils, like government secrecy and taxes.
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Old 01-25-2009, 06:04 PM
 
Location: On a hill near a river
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No, the politicians are. Lawyers can be used for good, like civil law.
Most politicians are lawyers. The government is designed, in effect, to be administered by attorneys.

Are they doing a great job, or what?
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Old 01-25-2009, 06:27 PM
 
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My first response was to humorously agree with the OP stating that my wife was a sole exception, but after reading past the title, I decided that the thread was so far out in wingnut field that humor wouldn't be appropriate. So, once again... I find myself defending the scrap of paper called the U.S. Constitution.


"People fighting to keep criminals out of jail, by any means neccesary"

Personally, I don't know many lawyers who would risk jail, much less disbarment to get a client off by any means necessary.

"wether it be on legal technicalities or telling clients to shut their trap right as they're about to spill their guts. Lawyers are unethical scum."

Fascinating, legal technicalities are generally called the law. We can't ask people to obey laws which are vague and open to interpretation so laws are spelled out with great specificity. If by some reason the offense doesn't fit the well defined meaning of the law, then it isn't a crime. As for telling clients to exercise their 5th Amendment right against self incrimination, I again, personally can't think of a more ethical piece of advice.
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