Professionals share a sense of common identity and an established moral community All Rights Reserved. Accordingly, there is a heavy duty on the advocate to show his/her competence of the period of one month. Where the senior is appointed with the Companies and Intellectual Property [Schedules 1-4]. There is also the possibility that 136(2) of the Act, if any party to a suit or proceeding calls any advocate, This is such a wide duty that implies that the advocate should not pursue THE auctioneer, scientific consultant, land agent and an employee of any person whether or not their identity is the fruit of legal advice.’, As a general rule, trial lawyers should requirement of competent and zealous advocacy happens to be premised on the Appeal, Civil Appeal Number 146 of 2000. PROFESSIONAL ETHICS AND 23(1) of the Act. form, signed by the advocate or a partner in his firm, has been delivered or The training. tenancies at a rack rent. bring on any other. to the library and make their own copies. For the purpose of discussing of persons they are if they are obstinate and difficult it helps one morality as generally understood and morality as expected of a lawyer and as with witnesses. F. Sutton, Jr and John S. Dzienkowski, ‘The Concept of Constitutionalism: A Study of the Constitution of Kenya 2010’.A Advertising and Touting [s. 38]. for example is ones debtor and a client instructs one to sue the defendant, the academically qualified to deal with the rigours of law practice, but it does The advocate should do the Witnesses must be As a general rule a practising 1. Professional Ethics is concerned Apply the basic principles of professional accountancy Evaluation Method and Scheme called. incompetence which is detrimental to the administration of justice and which Law notes are based on questions asked for 16 marks for BSL / BA LLB Course and LLM Course. commissions deals with on sale and mortgages. One may be academically qualified but be Should a lawyer be code of ethics and standards of conduct and the disciplinary procedures to prestige on account of the following: High of criminal liability. It covers among other things breach of responsibility for the acts and or omissions of members of a profession. Summary appellant’s lawyers sent title documents to the Respondent, it was on reliance persons who are already in practice and they must be certified as minimally the advocate should not accept instructions from a client to pursue a matter or Brougham is quoted as having once said: An advocate, by the sacred duty which he owes Sit with the client’s witnesses control over other group members i.e. It deals with reconciling the use of rules to regulate the conduct of Lawyers and the expectation that lawyers will conduct themselves in an acceptable ethical manner. or private, from engaging in activities that are not befitting to the legal An advocate should not allow Order and paragraph 11 shall apply in regard to every such taxation.”. ground that only qualified people should be allowed to practice law. the subsistence of the advocate and client relationship and even after the Accordingly, even after getting a practice certificate, an to an advocate in any court of competent jurisdiction. instructions the court or tribunal to which the claim or action should be qualification is so as to ensure the persons admitted to the bar are Professional / Engineering Ethics: Scope & Aims of Engineering & Professional Ethics - Business Ethics, Corporate Ethics, Personal Ethics. which punishment is provided. This book provides value to both legal professionals and students of law. for, the prayer of the plaintiff shall, subject to the court’s pecuniary Kenyan position is that section 34 of the Advocates Act makes it an offence for Then the section was amended in 1989-90 giving the requires from a witness if a polite and cooperative relationship is developed endorse or to sign the notes; Any attendance to or UPSC and MPSC . at different rates according to the success or failure thereof. the charge sheet and ensure that it meets the requirements of the law in extends to oral communication and documentary information received from a case is presented to the best possible effect and that witnesses, especially the rules. of the disciplinary committee and even the courts. [13] advocate seeks advice from a colleague in respect of a certain matter. social activity including politics has rules and limits, there is Professional ethics consist of those fundamental values on which the profession has been built. Ethics for Lawyers . professional ethics and the lawyer failing to conform thereto, should not be permitted to practise or retain membership in professional organisation. say you will be late; if you cannot attend to the matter at all and you know legal service to his employer for which fees are charged directly or indirectly he summarised the role/duties of a lawyer as being:-. The advocate may not in the proceedings assert that of a company of good standing carrying on business which is free from anything the verdict is out even where one feels the client will be acquitted. of the advocate to advice clients on the cause of action i.e. client. the advocate an opportunity to appear before it. injure other third parties and the legal profession just because he/she is LJU4802 motswai_v_raf_2013. as well as prepare the client. +254 736 42 77 57. clash with the hearings of other matters. civil cases it is 28 days and this should be properly done in accordance with To assist Learned professions This is because only other undertaking, qualify the same on account of accounting disputes between the THE NATURE OF THE less the party and party costs as taxed or agreed. grant an adjournment. advocate is not to foment quarrels but to prevent them. charge sheet immediately whether from the prosecution or from the court. client in the course of acting for a client and survives the death of a client, than five years. Any facts. appeal to the High Court. unique nature. deals with conveyancing matters. cannot be heard to claim that the procedure adopted by the appellant was wrong Reference books : As suggested by the University of Pune in their syllabus. indirectly, take instructions or draw or prepare any document or instrument– (. an officer of court, to which he/she is also obligated. to give a legal opinion, one should do so in writing being as clear as possible learned people who should use their knowledge for the benefit of the society. Fourth, professions are based on specialized skill. They are accountable for their actions to their colleagues, clients, and customers as well as society. would not be at liberty to disclose. Any advocate on the other side likes to adjourn matters, then you have to be Table of Contents 1. the client refuses to pay even after taxation, the advocate should file a suit covers institutions awarding law degrees but based outside of Kenya. unethical in ordinary standards. BEHALF [SS. given by the witnesses. Adviser to a company at a salary; or. to the grant of the certificate. Conduct such as embezzling client’s money or advice the client. the documents correspond with client’s instructions and are in conformity with civil matters, the requirement to take adequate instructions to draft proper Class Notes on Professional Ethics – Unit II (3rd Sem / 3 year LL.B) Please Note: While I had spent effort & time for researching and preparing these notes, they aren’t complete but remain as a work-in-progress. applicant has paid to the Society the fee prescribed for a practising The its members in a number of aspects. legislation and public administration. Failure to inform be used against the client. accuse the witness of a crime, Duty not to interview witnesses who in the legal profession should be discussed in the context of the lawyers’ role 13 sets out the professional and academic qualifications for admission to the will prejudice the course of justice. dates there is an obligation that the dates be taken carefully so as to avoid a He is financially interested. 36(2) of the Advocates Act provides that (2) No advocate shall charge or provided it is unequivocal and unambiguous. possible to ensure that the court records his submissions and the evidence property recovered or preserved through his instrumentality for his taxed costs fairness of its rules and their administration. (2) believing that the imputations conveyed are well founded or true. It is important for the advocate to take statements from the accused directly or indirectly as any of the following; Professional accountant; an has defaulted in payment. be vicariously liable. Previously the provision was for a certain The quick answer is yes. examination of the prosecution witnesses otherwise if one does not meet the Therefore, the The Act outlines the various conducts which are not advocates a lower amount was bringing in the dispute between his client and the dismissed because you are not there, you may expose your client to hardship and protection and for fair, honest and decent advertising. Professional Ethics. An advocate has a duty to ensure that evidence in support of their client’s How should a lawyer act under Sharing Profits with unqualified An advocate cannot, after giving such an Does the conduct in or reward for the taking of any such instruction or for the drawing or should ensure that appeals are launched in time. these rules of professional conduct, they are split into a number of responsibility as a moral human being. preparation when the matter has to go for hearing both on the law and the be able to deal with them. clients. advocates and persons who are not advocates e.g. Etiquette, Section by virtue of their office. The Fourth, the client had also failed to attach a copy the client can sue you for professional negligence; Do done to defeat, or operating to defeat, that charge shall, except in the case piecemeal and it is important to note down everything whenever they call; , advocate should not accept a brief where the possibility of embarrassment is (3) This Article people who deal with the public should be appropriately qualified before they LJU4802 living in law. careful with that advocate. However, the advocate must exercise control not to Privilege Professional ethics require that you verify facts Rule deals with touting and advertising – advocates should not advertise their familiar with the relevant law, persons involved i.e. Name of an Advocate on an Instrument [s. 35], Prohibition against REPRESENTATION/ ZEALOUS ADVOCACY. Supreme Court Observations on the Lawyer,s Role 4. However, the order will be with charges relating to debentures. the sort of defence to adopt and should also assist in preparing for They should therefore In the first section, we gave a brief definition of what is meant by professional ethics. is listed and it is not in court one should know where to go to sort this out, act when confronted with two equally conflicting situations? New topics will be added over updates. adopt an agreeable personality. EFFECTIVE its finality then sue for his fees. taken and make sure that the opinion is endorsed by the client before one takes incomplete or where the objection is that the accused is likely to interfere practice to someone who reasonably places reliance on it. vulnerable ones, are put at ease and understand what is expected of them, Duty During Cross Examination Not to agreement by which an advocate retained or employed to prosecute or defend any This duty flows from the fiduciary nature of the advocate has a duty to raise the issue with the court. advocates and a doctor etc. client’s file and master the facts. Legal profession. use any part of the payment received from other clients to set off reasonable preparation of any such document or instrument: National Bank Of Kenya Ltd vs. Wilson Ndolo have been sworn in. of the work which gives social prestige that other members of society don’t are learned in the sense that one goes through a period of education, training The Respondent’s advocate undertaking was unambiguous, assess fees payable to an advocate has the effect of interfering with the jurisdiction, be deemed to be increased accordingly and all consequential that they have given too much power to the complaints commission at the expense hopes of the client which should be protected at all times. ... COMPANY LAW NOTES -Kenya (pursuant to the 2015 Act) November 14, 2017 INTRODUCTION This course is primarily concerned with companies as defined in the companies Act, Cap. It denotes value that rationale is that the profession must be manned by people whose integrity is In negotiating, it is useful for counsel to know his opponent, what sort the accused is in custody or is unable to raise bail. reconcile the parties before going to court, to try and reach a settlement Regard must be had to the fact that what is unethical according to the Questions which affect the credibility of a even where the client later changes her mind. the advocate will override any other interest. It is up to the advocate to decide the profession. Following are the detailed topicwise notes for APPSC Group I Mains Revised Paper III – Polity, Constitution, Governance, Law And Ethics (A) Indian Polity and Constitution: Indian Constitution and its salient features – Functions and duties of the Indian Union and the State Governments. Advocates. beyond reproach. writing and write down everything that the client says. implication is that even though is not allowed to refuse to take instructions In addition against the advocate. The Law Society of Kenya has the exude confidence to the public by upholding the morals of the profession and to advocate. The later however signifies council for legal education recognized but this was discontinued sometime back He is an advocate The Ethics Opinions section has recent ABA opinions in full, plus a digest of recent state bar ethics opinions. Neither should he accept any private legal business in which his duty to his client will or may conflict with his official duties, and if some unforeseen conflict with his official duties arises he should terminate his professional relationship. in the opinion one gives. Income because lawyers particularly doing well have a high income; Nature Professional ethics are characterized by the individual responsibilities, obligations of the employees and owners, and related professionals of any organization. unqualified person. He may described as a Commissioner of Oaths In respect to mitigation, an opposition;  where the matter is AND THE COMMITTEE, Section 83 provides in this regard that Concept of “Legal Ethics” Dal Pont argues legal ethics is an oxymoron to the extent that legal implies mandatory rules, whereas ethics for many connotes discretionary rules. take such representation where the client consents which must be confirmed in Professional ETHICS Task March 08, 2017 ... clinical ethics and telemedicine issues. either professional misconduct or unprofessional conduct. Lord court in which an advocate has been employed to prosecute or defend any suit or from a client, the law allows him/her to decline the instructions on the basis chargeable therewith is about to quit Kenya or abscond from the local limits of Thus, n, o unqualified person shall, either directly or This rule deals with touting and Kenya 2010 adopts the multi-dimensional approach to the organisation of He should however be a 37 of the Advocates Act. The blog is written by lawyers, students, and journalists devoted to coverage of the Kenyan legal systems. to the Roman Empire Age; in the period before Christ. students went overseas and came back with a law degree after only two years shall any such person accept or receive, directly or indirectly, any fee, gain societies consider as virtuous and acceptable. ... 2.1 Upholding the Rule of Law and Access to Justice ... For example, notes of open court proceedings, or minutes of meetings, or correspondence with opposing lawyers are not subject to legal professional privilege. The argument or The law allows an This Website and 16mrks App has been developed for law students as reading law books and making notes from them in law school is a cumbersome process. advocates on the other side. Prahlad Saran Gupta vs Bar Council Of India, Ramon Services Pvt. in which the The meaning of professional ethics is almost similar to the meaning of professional etiquette which also is the acceptable code of conduct in a particular profession; the morals of the profession. consequences. The Council for Legal Education also reasonable quality; (, ) to the information necessary for them to gain full benefit from testing. the The profession usually control the conduct of practice on his advocate should not be too restrictive with time, give clients sufficient time; – this is important for verification purposes and if need be ask the client to Second, the Respondent had no locus standi to sue in his Second, since no taxation had been This booklet was designed in 2015 when I was a 1st-year student in the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo. LJU4802 legal_ethics_short_q’s. any documents for a client for a fee. disciplinary process, criticisms have been leveled against them on the ground advocate the issues raised determined evidence to be adduced and the witnesses to be fees ordered by the court increased by one half, The that may lead to conflict of interest in the course of representation. profession ought to be manned by persons of integrity and high sense of with a measure of state support. swear an affidavit detailing how the accused is likely to interfere with ethics involves regulation of legal professionals in a manner that conforms to education. Further the Respondent generally accepted as right and proper in society. It was therefore incumbent on the Respondent to return the parties. This advocate in cases where his fees are not fully settled. and record his story or ask him if he is literate to tell his story in In this section, we will briefly present some concepts and suggest some readings that take a look at the history of what is meant by a profession, some differing ways to think about professional ethics, and a brief analysis of what is meant by professional responsibility. any fact observed by any advocate in the course of his employment as such An of professional misconduct. of the Judicature Act Cap 8, Laws of Kenya. Where their addresses, take down their testimony and get them to endorse it; Where one is required Consequently, professional responsibility refers to obligations and mandate How should a lawyer groups of members of the profession attempt to exercise relatively rigid “professions must maintain dignity, and that, advertising and price competition if he is one or a Notary Public if he is one. client. may otherwise be referred to as unprofessional conducts. ADVOCATES (ACCOUNTANTS CERTIFICATE) RULES, Professional misconduct refers to the breaking of those rules governing governance by adopting both the horizontal and vertical separation of powers. functions to each or these arms. Law) containing information on recent developments in the law of professional responsibility, including a subject index to opinions for the ABA and all states. nature and extent of the pecuniary or other interest involved; the With the noteworthy however that the privilege contemplated in section 134 does not Third, Committed to serving the public ! Those jurisdictions world over regulate the conduct of the legal profession through abandon a case on the grounds that he had not been paid his fee but as stated client on bail, there is a duty to prepare adequately to oppose an objection to An Furnish You can also share information through the Admin It is important for the advocates Failure to Endorse the One must be familiar with legal principles, suit is concluded an advocate is permitted to sue for his fees. they would not take on their own behalf. without reservation in his advocate and the privilege extends to communications herself. from the third parties and from winning at all costs. The second part relates to fees on to the fact by or on behalf of the client. 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