Upholding ethical standards

When you choose an attorney to represent your case, you may interview several prospects in order to find one that best fits your needs. Different attorneys appeal to certain people, whether you are interested in representation that is extremely knowledgeable and down to business or one that takes time to understand you and personalizes your case. Regardless of who you choose to act as your advocate in court, you may trust that your attorney has a passion for justice and upholding your rights.

While many attorneys have the innate desire to do good and help people who need it, there are others who may not feel as dedicated to ‘doing what is right.’ This brings about an ethical dilemma in the legal field that may lead to a wrongful charge or even an erroneous sentence in a court of law. It is considered a balancing act for attorneys to stay loyal to you as a client and to do what is right under the ethical standards they agreed to uphold when they became attorneys. An attorney’s ultimate goal should be to protect your rights and to strongly represent your case to the best of his or her ability. Attorneys have a responsibility and ethical obligations to their clients, which in some cases, may be compromised. People who feel as though their attorney is not following the ethical standards given to them in the legal field may want to speak to someone about legal malpractice.

This information is intended to educate and should not be taken as legal advice.