Ethics of Interviewing Witnesses

“In one sense, the term ‘legal ethics’ refers narrowly to the system of professional regulations governing the conduct of lawyers. In a broader sense, however, legal ethics is simply a special case of ethics in general, as ethics is understood in the central traditions of philosophy and religion. From this broader perspective, legal ethics cuts more deeply than legal regulation: it concerns the fundamentals of our moral lives as lawyers.” Deborah L. Rhode & David Luban, Legal Ethics 3 (1992) (quoted under “Legal Ethics” in Black’s Law Dictionary 976 (9th ed. 2004))

Ethical considerations regarding investigations and interviewing appear in four general categories 

Sources of Rules and Guidelines 

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