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Unformatted text preview: Television writer for legal sitcoms, Johnathan Shapiro, urged that showbiz was not a place to find truthful people, rather, the legal profession did carry a great amount of them. Additionally, Mr. Shapiro discussed the connection of legal ethics with society in general, and how often there is a correlation with legal behavior and social norms of the era. In more recent times, lawyers have taken more and more steps towards twisting the law. I believe ethics should be of utmost importance in the legal profession. Often times, the legal system is deciding the fate of a citizens freedom. If we cannot rely upon the accountability of legal actors, how can we as a society properly apply justice to our citizens? It is a definite need of our legal system to be truthful and ethical when dealing with the freedoms of the citizenry. Lawyers are the key players in representing citizens, therefore, they must be the ethical example in the courtroom....
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- Spring '06
- Public Policy