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Lawyers seen as slightly more ethical this year than last

Despite still ranking as one of the least ethical professions across the country, Australian lawyers are perceived to be more ethical in 2022 than in the previous year, new research from the Governance Institute of Australia has revealed.

  • Lauren Croft
  • Lawyers Weekly

The Governance Institute of Australia has released its annual Ethics Index, which shows Australia’s ethics have yet again dropped in 2022, falling for the second year in a row.

Released today (17 November), the index reveals an overall Ethics Index Score of 42, down from 45 last year and a significant fall from the five-year high of 52 in 2020.

The survey is now in its…

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