How to find an unbiased and impartial consultant for your next business
How to be an unbiased professional consultant: You can’t hire a lawyer, or a lawyer can’t be an impartial professional consultant, says Paul E. Shuster, president of the American Lawyer’s Association.
But Shuster says the American Bar Association has adopted a new code of ethics and rules for lawyers that aim to encourage and reward the work they do and promote ethical behavior.
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(The Associated Press) Shuster has been an advocate for ethical behavior for more than a decade.
Now retired, he says he’s often surprised to learn how little of it is being taught.
The American Bar Assn.
requires attorneys to be ethical and professional, but there is not a uniform set of ethical standards.
And it’s unclear how to define professional ethics, says Shuster.
The association has adopted new standards that focus on the following areas: Being aware of your client’s legal rights.