Code of Professional Responsibility


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Code of Professional Responsibility

n. a set of rules governing the ethical conduct of attorneys in the practice of the law. It covers such topics as conflicts of interest, honesty with clients, confidentiality, and conduct toward other attorneys and the courts. First developed and pushed by the American Bar Association the code has been adopted by most states.

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While the Code of Professional Responsibility of Lawyers prohibits ambulance chasing, there is no direct statutory provision which expressly prohibits this abominable practice," the principal author said.
While the code of Professional Responsibility of Lawyers prohibits ambulance chasing, no statutory provision exists which totally, directly, and expressly prohibits this abominable practice in the enforcement of labour rights," he said.
The Navy Supply Corps Code of Professional Responsibility was first published in 1999, but remains equally relevant today.
A grievance committee is looking to violations of the Code of Professional Responsibility and whether there's probable cause to proceed down a disciplinary path," the justice replied.
His writings on forensic science ethics have laid the groundwork for the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors Laboratory Code of Professional Responsibility, soon to be implemented in more than 377 crime laboratories throughout the United States and internationally.
According to the "Astronaut Code of Professional Responsibility," astronauts are expected to adhere to "a constant commitment to honorable behavior," but NASA won't go much further than that.
territory constitutions; "Treaties and International Agreements Online," with text for over 17,000 treaties and international agreements in over 40 categories; and, "New York Code of Professional responsibility and Ethics Opinions Online," a guide to the ethics guidelines of New York.
As illustrated in the example from the ARMA Code of Professional Responsibility, CRMs have an ethical obligation to form their character in a manner that assures greater proficiency in their profession as well as to help to change the habits of those entering the profession to reflect good records management principles and procedures.
Previously, the New York Code of Professional Responsibility defined pro bono as legal work for the poor but did not specify a goal for hours of service; the state's Administrative Board of the Courts had set a goal of 20 hours.
The guidelines, based on the Model Code of Professional Responsibility, require a practitioner who renders a tax opinion to exercise responsibility with respect to the accuracy of the relevant facts; apply the law to the facts; consider all material federal tax issues; where possible, provide an opinion on the merits of the issues; evaluate the material tax benefits; and assure that the opinion is correctly described in the offering materials.
See MODEL RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT, Scope (1983); MODEL CODE OF PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY, Preliminary Statement (1980); Baxt v.
Professional societies like NSPA (unlike some of the English associations) have rigid and controlled entrance requirements for membership and for maintenance of membership - for example, the requirement of continuing professional education (CPE) to maintain membership, and the requirement to maintain adherence to a strict code of professional responsibility.

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