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When an advocate tells lies for his criminal client and later caught, the criminal gets punished, but should not the advocate also be punished? Why Law is silent?

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Asked by soumyen sarkar, 26 Jan '13 09:33 pm
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About the duty of the advocate the saying is "lawyers are not obliged to serve the clients interests
alone, if to do so would conflict with the duty which lawyers owe to the Court
and to serving the ends of justice. "The lawyer practises law as an officer of the Court. The lawyers role is both to
uphold the rule of law and serve the community in the administration of
justice.
Every Counsel has a duty to his client fearlessly to raise every issue, advance
every argument and ask every question, however distasteful, which he thinks
will help his clients case. But, as an officer of the Court concerned in the
administration of justice, he has an overriding duty to the Court, to the
standards of his profession, and to the public, which may and often does lead to a ...more
Answered by Josna, 26 Jan '13 10:06 pm

 
  
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The job of a lawyer is defending his client ! Laywer takes the advantage of loop holes of our law and shows some path to get rid of the situation . Lawyer , speaks as per proof . he never lies he gives evidence and supportings against his speech .
Answered by joyesh chakraborty, 26 Jan '13 09:58 pm

 
  
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Yes, Its a loopehole of the law. However, on the other hand, if the advocate too gets punishment along with the criminal, then no one dare to come forward to advocate on the part of the criminals in the court.
Answered by Joseph Chacko, 26 Jan '13 09:52 pm

 
  
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Advocate is only an interpreter, the onus lies with the parties. But if advocate misleads the party and proven, they would be punished.
Answered by MAdhavan Avadhany, 26 Jan '13 09:35 pm

 
  
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Dear sir,they r more equal than others in the eyes of the laws of the land like our law makers.
Answered by Damodar Biswal, 26 Jan '13 09:34 pm

 
  
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The lawyers should also be punished mr sarkar
Answered by iqbal seth, 27 Jan '13 09:11 am

 
  
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Falacy of the Indian Judiciary.
Likewise, criticisms to COURTS will invite CONTEMPT CHARGE- BUT a class of Media & TV Channels are constantly airing RANCOURS ,against the Central/State Governments, in an idiotic excuse of "PRESS FREEDOM".
All such rancours M U S T be tantamount to subversion, tyranny, mutiny against The Government, if uttered outside the PARLIAMENT HOUSES.
Answered by Kanai Chakraberti, 26 Jan '13 09:39 pm

 
  
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