The Ethical Dilemma And The Dilemma Of Legal Administration Of Justice
THE ETHICAL DILEMMA AND THE QUESTION OF ADVOCATE CLIENT RELATIONSHIP
The lawyer as a professional is engaged by persons who need legal advice and representation. To this extent the law has developed to grant them a special privilege when it comes to dealing with clients who share intimate information with them in the process of building a case or a defense. It would be impossible to represent clients, whether in criminal or civil matters were the law to kick away this shield that serves to ensure that the lawyer or the solicitor discharges his duties with little fear of being accused as an accomplice to the commission of a crime by the mere fact that he chooses to remain silent regarding some information client brings to his attention in this course of explanations and seeking of legal advice.
In the case of Halbert, we have a moral dilemma since there is a clash as to whether I am supposed to reveal the situation as he has told me. In this case, he committed the crime of rape and exposed the victim to the possibility of contracting the virus. This is information that comes at a point when …show more content…
Essentially, The Solicitor should serve the interests of justice and comply with the law while at it. Therefore, the only caveat to the performance of the duties of a solicitor is that the Rules require that the Solicitor acts in the interests of justice in the conduct of his matters. To this end, it is therefore required by the Rules that the solicitor must not aid in dishonesty, prejudice administration of justice or act in a manner that will bring disrepute to the profession. The line to be drawn in each case is that each solicitor must act ethically and avoid situations of conflict of