On the Principles and Exceptions of Lawyers' Professional Ethics
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The profession of lawyers should follow the ethics of loyalty, rules, public interest and so on. In some cases, these ethics will conflict. Generally speaking, defense lawyers should take loyalty as the first ethics and try their best to maximize the interests of their clients through legal performance. However, under special circumstances such as preventing serious crimes on the horizon, lawyers are obliged to give priority to maintaining fairness and justice and protecting public interests.
Lawyers’ professional ethics; Obligation of loyalty; Obligation of honesty; Public interests