legal ethics

Canons of Professional Ethics adopted by the American Bar Association, published in Am J2d Desk Book Document 91. The usages and customs among members of the legal profession involving their moral and professional duties toward one another, toward their clients and toward the courts. The principles which guide an attorney at law in his professional conduct are not enforced by the court as legal principles, but an attorney maybe disciplined for not observing them. Re Heirich, 10 Ill 2d 357, 140 NE2d 825, 67 ALR2d 827, cert den 355 US 805, 2 L Ed 2d 49, 78 S Ct 22.

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