Where, When, and How do ethics come into play in the courtroom? According to the New York Lawyer’s Code of Prefessional Responsibility, “Lawyers, as guardians of the law, play a vital role in the preservation of society. The fulfillment of this role requires an understanding by lawyers of their relationship with and function in our legal system. A consequent obligation of lawyers is to maintain the highest standards of ethical conduct.” But during a trial, hile having to support his client, a defense attorney has to prove the prosecution’s witnesses to be fake in a reasonable manner so that the jury believes his/her client more to render a verdict in his/her favor. Eventhough a witness may be telling the truth, the opposing lawyer must…show more content… Even as early as biblical times, have writers been labeling lawyers as the people without a moral/ethical backbone. The great satirist, Jonathan Swift had in his book Gulliver’s Travels in 1726 stated, “there was a society of men among us, bred up from their youth in the art of proving by words multiplied for the purpose that white is black and black is white, according as they are paid. To this society all rest of the people is slaves.” Despite their brash image, lawyers still have a job to do, and doing so requires cross examination. It can be stated that the real reason to conduct “Cross Examination” is to find answers to questions of fact. This can be stated to be the stage in a trial where the other party questions witnesses. The main reason to conduct cross-examination could be to find out facts that would turn out to be favorable for the case, to challenge the statements given by the witness. A counsel usually conducts cross-examination but the accused person can also conduct his defense by himself.
A Defense Attorney’s position can be very tedious as he faces several challenging facets in his job that can only be accomplished by him. It is worth noting that when he a client approaches a attorney and the attorney accepts his case, he stands by him. The duty of the attorney in such circumstances is to prove the client’s innocence, or else in