The lessons that come to us from the application of legal ethics rules can be instrucive, but they often involve a considerable measure of pain and suffering. If presentations like this have any value, perhaps that value could be found in change. The hope would be that, after some exposure to the stories and other matters included in the presentation, a lawyer might thereafter do something that is more consistent with the standards of the profession than he or she might otherwise have done.
Smith, N. Gregory
"Legal Ethics, Pain, and Suffering,"
Annual Institute on Mineral Law: Vol. 55
, Article 10.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.law.lsu.edu/mli_proceedings/vol55/iss1/10