Legal Ethics are the body of rules and practices that determine the professional conduct of the members of the Bar.
- Legal Ethics help maintain the honor and dignity of the legal profession.
- Fosters friendly cooperation between Bar and Bench in the promotion of highest standards of justice.
- Helps make fair dealings of the counsel with his client, opponent and witnesses.
- Secures that lawyers discharge their responsibility to the community generally.
- Unlike few other professions, legal profession is not for private gain but for public good.
- To maintain legal ethics, Bar Councils have been established and Acts such as the Advocates Act, 1961 for the advocates are formulated.
- Bar Council of India and State Bar Councils punished Advocates for their professional or other misconduct.
Recent Cases / Related Cases / Case Law
- Hamraj L Chulani vs Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa, AIR 1996 SC 1708: Legal profession is a partner with the judiciary in the administration of justice