IBA RESOLUTION on PROFESSIONALISM VERSUS COMMERCIALISM

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RESOLUTION on PROFESSIONALISM VERSUS COMMERCIALISM (Adopted September 2000)
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International Bar Association
Year: 
2000

RESOLVES
1) that lawyers should render their professional services:
a) in an independent, ethical, efficient and high quality manner, and in accordance with the Standards for the Independence, as approved by the IBA General Meeting in 1990, and the General Principles of Ethics, as approved by the IBA Council in 1995;
b) avoiding commercialism, meaning an excessive and inappropriate emphasis on profit; and
c) maintaining professionalism as defined above (in Considering 2 and 3)
2) that lawyers should ensure that people coming into the profession are educated in the spirit of these ideals; and
3) that Bar Associations and other regulatory authorities should be vigilant in ensuring that core professional values are maintained, and that commercialism, meaning an excessive an inappropriate emphasis on profit, is avoided, and should act vigorously in instances where these ideals are not met.

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