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There are many lawyers out there who do their best to observe ethical behavior. There are some who don’t. The guidelines for attorneys are the Codes of Ethics. Each state has its own version. Many states borrow heavily from the model Code of the American Bar Association. These Codes typically cover everything from client confidentiality to when to report another lawyer for unethical behavior. The Codes constitute works in progress, and do change from time to time. A good lawyer stays on top of changes in ethical rules. As law is the skeleton of society, so, too, are the Codes of Ethics the skeletons of law practice. If you would like to look up the Code for your state, it is usually pretty easy to find online. For example, in New York State, “nys attorney code of ethics” should get you there. As a father with custody issues, you are literally placing your future and your children’s future in the hands of someone you probably don’t know too well. Reading the Code of Ethics for your state is a safeguard. You will know your rights when it comes to the mandatory rules your lawyer must follow. Your attorney has power. You can, too, because your knowledge of the rules for lawyers gives you power. As always, good hunting after justice!

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The Fathers' Rights Movement - May 2019, Issue No. 10  

Please enjoy our 10th issue of The Fathers' Rights Monthly, and help raise awareness for issues around shared parenting after divorce.

The Fathers' Rights Movement - May 2019, Issue No. 10  

Please enjoy our 10th issue of The Fathers' Rights Monthly, and help raise awareness for issues around shared parenting after divorce.

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