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WHAT IS "PRACTICE AND ETIQUETTE RULES" ?
WHY PRACTICE AND ETIQUETTE RULES ?
Ethical standards, promulgated and enforced by the Bar Council and courts, are vital to the growth of the profession.
It can viewed as a "hallmark of professional status", and is accomplished through the control of entry into the profession. This helps ensure more ethical lawyers.
Practice and Etiquette Rules also encourage lawyers to consider the importance and future of their profession, their societies and the law.
One distinguishing feature of any profession, is that the membership entails an ethical obligation to temper one's selfish pursuit of economic success by adhering to standards of conduct.