Ethics is a system of moral principles which govern a person’s behaviour or the conducting of an activity.
Professional Ethics in Lawyer’s perspective
Professional ethics means the code of rules which regulates the behaviour and conduct a practicing lawyer towards his client, opposite party, court and himself. The moral principles which are applied to normal citizens in the society shall be applied to the lawyers too.
Ethics is very important in law, it is the corner stone of Legal Practice. Lawyers come across with many poor-illiterate clients. They don’t know what is good for them, what is the bad for them. If the lawyers start misusing their position to make quick material gains, then the profession per se would be tainted. Legal practice without ethics, would be an abomination.
Professional ethics consists of those fundamental values on which the profession has been built. Legal ethics is one of the professional ethics which lays down the duties for the observations of members, which he owes to the society, court, profession, client, opposition and himself.
The practicing lawyer shall have social responsibility and dignity of this profession and high standard of integrity.