Perceived ethical duties of corporate and in-house lawyers

Yau, Barry, and Catanzariti, David (2018) Perceived ethical duties of corporate and in-house lawyers. The Australian Corporate Lawyer, 29 (1). pp. 8-9.

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We have conducted qualitative research since 2014 involving LLB/JD students, practical legal training (PLT) students and early career commercial lawyers. We have researched, amongst other things, the role of legal ethics in commercial and corporate practice, and the research participants’ attitudes and perceptions of this role. We found the participant responses insightful, challenging and even provocative.

Our research is embedded in a corporate/commercial context, as the researchers have a commercial legal practice background. During 2014–15 the research volunteers chose to participate in a semi-structured interview or a focus group of their peers. Nearly half of the early career commercial lawyers in our research were at the time working in-house in government bodies, with the rest practising in law firms. A smaller percentage of the students had experience as paralegals or legal assistants in commercial law f irms or government bodies.

Item ID: 76713
Item Type: Article (Non-Refereed Research)
Keywords: Legal ethics, in-house counsel, duty to the court, conflict of interest
Copyright Information: © Association of Corporate Council Australia.
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2022 06:34
FoR Codes: 48 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 4804 Law in context > 480405 Law and society and socio-legal research @ 50%
48 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 4805 Legal systems > 480505 Legal practice, lawyering and the legal profession @ 50%
SEO Codes: 23 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 2304 Justice and the law > 230499 Justice and the law not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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