Hailing from sunny Trier, Karl is years old, and his hobbies include reading, beard care and expropriating the ruling classes. Ethics can be about the way we each live our own life, but mostly it is about the ways we interact with one another. We can think about this in two ways:
This website aims to equip lawyers with the information and the tools they need to act ethically at all times, while also providing the community with an insight into legal ethics.
What makes lawyers so different?
Lawyers occupy a critical and sensitive place in the functioning of a society governed by the rule of law. The way lawyers conduct themselves directly impacts on public confidence in the profession and more broadly, in the administration of justice.
For this reason lawyers have a duty to encourage public confidence in their profession. This means maintaining the highest of ethical standards and always acting in the best interests of a client and the community.
Where do lawyers' ethics come from? These three strands are not entirely separate. Common law gives the authority of the State to those values and moral principles that the community holds to be right. Fundamental to the rules, legislation, personal values or common law are key principles like honesty, civility, loyalty and competency.
These principles are the fabric of society and they inform and enliven the duties all lawyers owe to the Court, their clients, other lawyers and to the community itself.
Using your informed discretion Ethical decision-making will always involve a degree of discretion. This website, and the tools it contains, will help ensure any discretion taken is well informed.
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This service is free to QLS members and is confidential.Ethics (or Moral Philosophy) is concerned with questions of how people ought to act, and the search for a definition of right conduct (identified as the one causing the greatest good) and the good life (in the sense of a life worth living or a life that is satisfying or happy)..
The word "ethics" is derived from the Greek "ethos" (meaning "custom" or "habit"). The Importance and Power of Music in our Society from Universiteit Leiden, University of the Arts The Hague.
Music plays an important role in our daily lives and is woven into the fabric of society. We listen to music while alone or in company. What is right or wrong is based upon our opinion rather than fact.
Business ethics introduction Introduction to: Ethics, Business Ethics, Morals & Values, Concepts of Utilitarianism & Universalism, Theory of rights, Theory of Justice, Virtue ethics, Ethics of care, Law and Ethics, The Nature of Ethics in Management.
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Hailing from sunny Trier, Karl is years old, and his hobbies include reading, beard care and expropriating the ruling classes. The theme of this issue of Philosophy Now is ‘Ethics in Society’, a topic which may well have been close. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book.
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