It's time for an attorney ethics law

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  • procuradorfiscal Tooele, UT
    Feb. 9, 2013 8:01 p.m.

    Re: "It's time for an attorney ethics law"

    Sounds good to me.

    Now, how about a journalistic ethics law? One that actually requires journalists to tell the truth?

  • John C. C. Payson, UT
    Feb. 9, 2013 1:33 p.m.

    A great injustice we now experience is that the scales of justice are tipped by money. Anyone who goes to court with nothing but truth on his side will lose against highly paid attorneys. It doesn't help that many laws are so complex that even experts disagree on their interpretation.

  • EDM Castle Valley, Utah
    Feb. 9, 2013 8:04 a.m.

    I agree. No other professional area (medicine, education, etc.) is so self-regulated, above the law, or so close to being an outright racket.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Feb. 8, 2013 10:20 a.m.

    No, it is NOT time for this law. It is very much "past time."

    But just remember, those who are going to enforce it are going to have to go to Court, sue the attorney that is in violation, and hire an attorney. The accused is going to need to hire one as well, so, hey---my guesss is that the bar association will gladly embrace this idea. It's just more legal work for them!! And with the reputation lawyers have, this could be an Eternal Employment Act for the legal community.

    Another area that needs to be addressed are the Justice Courts that handle traffic and minor offenses. They are out of control.

  • Ultra Bob Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 8, 2013 8:24 a.m.

    How about we pass a law that all persons are to have equal justice before the law, no exceptions.