Publications

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Our Common Future: The Imperative for Contextual Ethics in a Connected World

Author(s): Vivien Holmes

Global connectedness offers possibilities for development and peace, and poses threats to security and the environment, on a scale we are still comprehending. Transactional and advisory lawyers are in a powerful position to affect the global impact of their clients' conduct. The world needs lawyers to recognize the global effect of their conduct, and to take responsibility for it, through a contextual approach to legal ethics. Lawyers must firmly and clearly restate their ethics, making them relevant to an environment where borders and boundaries no longer reliably define their accountability. The world cannot afford for lawyers to do otherwise.

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Centre: CIPL

Research theme: Legal Education, The Legal Profession

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