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Volume 42, Issue 2

Ethics of the Legal Profession in Palestine

On April 3, 2016, the Council of Palestinian Bar Association adopted the long-awaited Legal Profession Code of Ethics. The Code came after a century of the legal profession’s practice in Palestine. Throughout the past century, there have been a set of ethical standards observed by Palestinian lawyers. Such standards were based on legal profession general statutes or following the commonsense traditions practiced by the authorities that administrated the profession. However, the Code is the first comprehensive codification of the legal profession’s ethics in the history of Palestine. Indeed, the Code’s adoption can be considered as a breakthrough.

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Recommended Citation:
Dr. Mutaz M. Qafisheh, Ethics of the Legal Profession in Palestine, 42 Fordham Int'l L.J. 553 (2018). 
Available at: https://ir.lawnet.fordham.edu/ilj/vol42/iss2/8