Teleological approach to client representation- case, Business Law and Ethics

Bobby K is pursuing the teleological approach to client representation, meaning that the result is all he's after - case closed! Not exactly a win-win but a "settlement" and closure. On to the next case. Problem is, "justice" is (or should be) deontological, ie.., right is right and wrong is wrong. It's right to prosecute a gulity person to the full extent of the law and not let them off easier in order to make a prosecutors case load lighter, or courts a bit less crowded or fees more rapidly deposited into Bobby K's pocket.

The teleological approach Boby K is pursuing is a bit like the fellow whose cousin gave him a bottle of whisky for Christmas and when asked how he liked it, the fellow said of his cousin's gift, "if it were any worse I couldn't have drunk it, and if it were any better he wouldn't have given it to me!"

In one of his letters to Harold Lasky, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. observed, "the law must keep its promises." This is the foundation of our freedom, the rule of law keeping its promises and not being undermined or diluted by teleological efficiencies like Bobby K's "plea bargains."

 

 

Posted Date: 2/27/2013 7:19:33 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Teleological approach to client representation- case, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Teleological approach to client representation- case, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Teleological approach to client representation- case Discussions

Write discussion on Teleological approach to client representation- case
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
Liability Of Members: S.72 (1) provides that in the case of a reduction of share capital a member of the company so there past or present and shall not be liable in respect of

Discuss about the International Court of Justice as the organisation of United Nations. The International Court of Justice (ICJ): Its major functions are to settle legal

Directorship - company management: A directorship is not a professional job with a legally prescribed qualification. In the circumstances, anybody (even a six-months-old baby)

Statutory safeguard - Non-accepting shareholders: The non-accepting shareholders have a further statutory safeguard.  Company A is not obliged to serve notice of intention to

Define the principle of prescription Prescription   (res  nullius-an  asset susceptible of acquisition but presently under the ownership or sovereignty of no legal person). Pr

Define the non-state actors Besides the efforts of ILC in defining a link between the state responsibility and non-state actors, some UNSC resolutions have tried to define the

QUESTION Albert approaches the National Transport Authority to have a taxi's license. The Chairman of the Authority, Mr. Smith, agrees to give him a license provided that Albert

Functions of Law: we discuss like, how can be utilized Functions of Law:;- are (i)         For Rules of law facilitate administration of justice.  It is an instrument used

PROXIES - meetings and resolutions: By S.136(1), any member of a company entitled to attend and vote at a meeting of the company shall be entitled to appoint one more person (

RE LONDON AND GENERAL BANK:           An auditor represented a confidential report to the directors calling their attention to the insufficiency of the securities in which the