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Should Lawyers Be Ethically Obligated to Protect the Environment?

Contrary to many corny jokes, lawyers do follow a code of ethics.

But there’s a glaring omission in the professions’ ethical outline: the environment.

The American Bar Association’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct is a suggested blueprint for state bars, laying out a boilerplate for client-lawyer relationships, public service, communication and other matters of the professions.

“It talks about other legal obligations for third parties, but never talks about the environment,” said Tom Lininger, a professor at the University of Oregon School of Law…

Source: Should Lawyers Be Ethically Obligated to Protect the Environment? | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

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