Basic Principles

Duties and responsibilities

12 Lawyers shall at all times maintain the honour and dignity of their profession as essential agents of the administration of justice.

13 The duties of lawyers towards their clients shall include:
( a ) Advising clients as to their legal rights and obligations, and as to the working of the legal system in so far as it is relevant to the legal rights and obligations of the clients;
( b ) Assisting clients in every appropriate way, and taking legal action to protect their interests;
( c ) Assisting clients before courts, tribunals or administrative authorities, where appropriate.

14 Lawyers, in protecting the rights of their clients and in promoting the cause of justice, shall seek to uphold human rights and fundamental freedoms recognized by national and international law and shall at all times act freely and diligently in accordance with the law and recognized standards and ethics of the legal profession.

15 Lawyers shall always loyally respect the interests of their clients.

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