This year, 1989, may become known as the Ethics Year as accounts of questionable behavior of public, governmental and leading business figures, many of whom are lawyers, proliferate in the media. Questionable ethical behavior leads to the erosion of public confidence in the legal profession and demonstrates the need for increased scrutiny of the conduct of lawyers in both their professional and private capacities.
Susan B. Spielberg,
Annual Survey of Virginia Law: Professional Responsibility,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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