In defence of contextually sensitive moral activism

Donald Nicolson

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Argues that there is no blanket justification for lawyers acting as neutral partisans. Instead, depending on the particular practice context and all the unique circumstances of each individual case, lawyers may be justified in refusing to represent particular individuals or (after moral dialogue) to do everything legal and not prohibited by professional rules for them.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-275
Number of pages6
JournalLegal Ethics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2004


  • legal ethics
  • discrimation
  • legal system


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