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Henry Lord Brougham and Zeal

In a recent article, Professors Fred Zacharias and Bruce Green undertook to “reconceptualize” advocacy ethics. In the course of that article, they rejected the ethic of zeal, and stated erroneously that Henry Lord Brougham had himself repudiated his famous statement … Continue reading

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In Praise of Overzealous Representation – Lying to Judges, Deceiving Third Parties, and Other Ethical Conduct

For more than a century, the lawyer’s ethic of zeal has required, and has inspired, entire devotion to the interests of the client, warm dedication in the maintenance and defense of his rights, and the exertion of the lawyer’s utmost … Continue reading

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Henry Lord Brougham—Advocating at the Edge for Human Rights

In 1858, Abraham Lincoln, who is renowned today throughout the world as the Great Emancipator, gave the following racist speech to his fellow citizens in the Lincoln-Douglas debates: I am not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about … Continue reading

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The Influence of the American Lawyers’ Code of Conduct on ABA Rules and Standards

In 1980, the Kutak Commission published a Discussion Draft of the American Bar Association’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct (“Model Rules”). Out of concern that the Model Rules would not adequately reflect the views of practicing lawyers, or adequately protect … Continue reading

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Client-Centered Lawyering— What It Isn’t

Several years ago, I happened to sit in on part of a colleague‟s class in family law. The professor showed clips from Kramer vs. Kramer, a movie involving a custody litigation between the divorced mother and father of a young … Continue reading

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