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" It is the right of the lawyer to undertake the defense of a person accused of crime, regardless of his personal opinion as to the guilt of the accused; otherwise innocent persons, victims only of supicious circumstances, might be denied proper defense. "
Proceedings of the ... Annual Meeting of the Virginia State Bar Association - Page 282
by Virginia State Bar Association - 1911
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The Bulletin of the Commercial Law League of America, Volume 17

Commercial law - 1912
...an indigent prisoner Ought not to ask to be excused for any trivial reason, and should always exert his best efforts in his behalf. 5. The Defense or...undertake the defense of a person accused of crime, regardlss of his personal opinion as to the guilt of the accused; otherwise innocent persons, victims...
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The Kansas City Medical Index-lancet, Volume 31

Medicine - 1908
...sections devoted to it read extremely well, but they leave the puzzle much where it was before. We read : "It is the right of the lawyer to undertake the defense...the accused ; otherwise innocent persons, victims of suspicious circumstances, might be denied proper defense. Having undertaken such defense, he is...
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Annual Report of the American Bar Association: Including ..., Volume 33

American Bar Association - Bar associations - 1908
...an indigent prisoner ought not to ask to be excused for any trivial reason, and should always exert his best efforts in his behalf. 5. The Defense or Prosecution of Those Accused of Crime. 1t is the right of the lawyer to undertake the defense of a person accused of crime, regardless of...
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Cases and Other Authorities on Legal Ethics

George Purcell Costigan - Legal ethics - 1917 - 616 pages
...Dr. Johnson wrote when at the age of 56 he had thoughts of studying law (A. D. 1765, retat. 56): 5. It is the right of the lawyer to undertake the defense...his personal opinion as to the guilt of the accused. * * * 30. JUSTIFIABLE AND UNJUSTIFIABLE LITIGATIONS. The lawyer must decline to conduct a civil cause...
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The New York Supplement

Law reports, digests, etc - 1917
...Canon of Ethics, which is quoted by my Brother PAGE. After asserting the right of a lawyer to assume the defense of a person accused of crime, regardless of his personal opinion as to his guilt, the canon proceeds : "Having undertaken such defense, the lawyer Is bound by all fair and...
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Annual Report of the American Bar Association: Including ..., Volume 43

American Bar Association - Bar associations - 1918
...an indigent prisoner ought not to ask to be excused for any trivial reason, and should always exert his best efforts in his behalf. 5. The Defense or...lawyer to undertake the defense of a person accused of orime, regardless of his personal opinion as to the guilt of the accused; otherwise innocent persons,...
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The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge, Volume 8

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1918
...but protect the interests thus committed to him to the best of his ability; (5) It is a right of a lawyer to undertake the defense of a person accused of crime, regardless of his private opinions as to the guilt of the party; the primary duty of a public prosecutor is not to convict...
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Ohio Bar Examinations with Answers: Being All Questions Asked in the Six ...

Burnett, Howard D. - Bar examinations - 1922 - 397 pages
...behalf of an accused person whom he believes to be guilty? Give reasons for answer. Answer 596. Yes. It is the right of the lawyer to undertake the defense...crime, regardless of his personal opinion as to the guiit of the accused; otherwise innocent persons, victims only of suspicious circumstances, might be...
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Out Into Life: A Handbook for Young Men Facing the Choice of a Vocation and ...

Douglas Horton - Conduct of life - 1924 - 284 pages
...guilty. Modern legal ethics has it that "it is the right of a lawyer to undertake the defense of any person accused of crime, regardless of his personal opinion as to the guilt of the accused." Which is the better way? 2. Should a man obey a law he believes to be unjust? 3. Is the popular feeling...
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Report of Proceedings of the ... Annual Session of the Georgia ..., Volume 42

Georgia Bar Association - Bar associations - 1925
...an indigent prisoner ought not to ask to be excused for any trivial reason, and should always exert his best efforts in his behalf. 5. The Defense or...regardless of his personal opinion as to the guilt o/ the accused; otherwise innocent persons, victims only of suspicious circumstances, might be denied...
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