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Law "In the Spirit of Public Service"


Who practices law "in the public service?" According to this inspiring speech given by SEC Chair Mary Jo White at the Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting earlier this month, all lawyers have an ethical responsibility to provide client services 'in the public interest' in furtherance of a "safe, fair and just society." Commissioner White explained that when rendering advice, all lawyers should consider the public's welfare in addition to the interests of their private clients. Although the speech was geared to legal educators, it's a good reminder that practicing law in the service of the public is a duty every lawyer has, not just those practicing in a government or non-profit context.

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