Title

Introduction – 21st Century Law, Technology and Ethics: The Lawyer’s Role as a Public Citizen Serving the Public Good

Publication Date

Summer 2005

Document Type

Article

Abstract

The lawyer's role as a "public citizen" also involves a duty to "seek improvement of the law." Changing technology has changed the way lawyers practice law. As public citizens lawyers have an affirmative commitment to the social goal of a just society. Ethical issues arise in the use of technology in society, and lawyers play a central role in social ordering. The idea that advocates in an adversary system have special responsibilities is not new.

Publication Title

University of Memphis Law Review

Volume

35

Issue

4

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