Legal Ethics Reaction Paper

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Basic Legal Ethics
Reaction Paper Outline
I. Lawyer and Society
a. Observations
i. Pursuant to rule 1.03, CPR, one defense counsel manifested to the honorable court that he does not wish to postpone the case again, the same having been previously postponed for four times already because of the prosecution’s failure to present their witness. ii.

II. Lawyer and the Legal Profession
b. Observations
iii. Respect between defense counsels and fiscal
iv. Address each other with respect
v. Candid and Friendly
vi. After hearing, counsels for accused approached prosecutor and bid their goodbyes, with laughs, as if they were really close friends vii. Pursuant to canon 8, fiscal and defense counsel (female), during their direct and cross examinations, respectively, never used offensive language whenever they have objections during the examination of the witnesses. III. Lawyer and Courts

c. Observations
viii. Treat Personnel with respect
ix. No sign of any disgust or disrespect to Judge Danilo Galvez, despite approval of the latter of postponement of his case. x. Pursuant to 10.03, procedure, there was no showing that any of the lawyers violated any procedural rules of the court. xi. Pursuant to canon 11 and the rules thereof, all lawyers punctually appeared at their respective hearings; they were all properly attired when they came to court; and no offensive or menacing language were used, especially in one particular case where there was a direct and cross examinations xii. Pursuant to rule 12.07, during the cross examination of attorney of the witness of the fiscal, she never, even for once, harassed the witness. She addressed her questions to him very calmly and respectfully. xiii.

IV. Lawyer and Client
d. Observations
xiv. In one case, the counsel for the defense manifested that if it be okay...
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