The following paper discusses the question of whether one can be a moral person while simultaneously practicing law as an ethical attorney.
The following paper explores the question of ethics according to the author’s own set of religious principles and beliefs. The author’s own version of moral behavior has been influenced by many experiences, family and the method in which he was raised, as well as the American and international societies in which he has lived. The author’s opinions tend to be metropolitan, forward looking, and based on thought as opposed to tradition or the beliefs of others. Opposing the ambiguity of the definition of “moral”, the word “ethics” is more precisely defined.
The question of whether one can be a moral person while simultaneously practicing law as an ethical attorney is a circular argument that has no clear answer. The situation is a philosophical one that can easily be compared to the age-old quandary, “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” Each side can be argued equally well as long as no restrictions are placed upon the circumstances. However, in order to provide more clarity to the issue, it is critical to impose specific requirements and boundaries to the issue.