Freedom from improper consideration & external influences, C1S3 CPRA
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Freedom from improper consideration & external influences, C1S3 CPRA

Section 3, Canon I SECTION 3. Freedom from improper considerations and external influences. – A lawyer shall not, in advocating a client’s cause, be influenced by dishonest or immoral considerations, external influences, or pressure. (2023 Code of Professional Responsibility and Accountability or CPRA) Consideration – means “the inducement to a contract or other legal transaction.”…

Merit-based practice, C1S2 CPRA
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Merit-based practice, C1S2 CPRA

Section 2, Canon I SECTION 2. Merit-based practice. – A lawyer shall rely solely on the merits of a cause and not exert, or give the appearance of, any influence on, nor undermine the authority of, the court, tribunal or other government agency, or its proceedings. (2023 Code of Professional Responsibility and Accountability or CPRA)…

Independent, accessible, efficient, & effective legal practice, C1S1 CPRA
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Independent, accessible, efficient, & effective legal practice, C1S1 CPRA

Section 1, Canon I SECTION 1. Independent, accessible, efficient, and effective legal service. – A lawyer shall make legal services accessible in an efficient and effective manner. In performing this duty, a lawyer shall maintain independence, act with integrity, and at all times ensure the efficient and effective delivery of justice. (2023 Code of Professional…