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Can Lawyers Lie to the Court?

By Robert Ross |

Short answer: NO. LAWYERS HAVE A “DUTY OF CANDOR” TO COURTS AND OTHER TRIBUNALS When a lawyer represents a client in front of a “tribunal” (which includes not only litigation in a trial court or on appeal, but arbitration and other formal dispute resolution proceedings also) the lawyer cannot: Knowingly lie, or make false… Read More »

Do Lawyers Have to Obey the Law?

By Robert Ross |

LAWYERS HAVE A LEGAL AND ETHICAL DUTY TO OBEY THE LAW As a general rule, everyone has a duty to obey the law (with the caveat that civil disobedience is a lengthy topic for a different day) – including lawyers. Despite the old joke that asks “How can you tell when lawyers are  lying?”… Read More »

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