Reasonably accommodating disabilities
Self-regulation also helps maintain the legal profession's independence from government domination.
A lawyer should use the law's procedures only for legitimate purposes and not to harass or intimidate others.As an advisor, a lawyer provides a client with an informed understanding of the client's legal rights and obligations and explains their practical implications.As an advocate, a lawyer zealously asserts the client's position under the rules of the adversary system.So also, a lawyer can be sure that preserving client confidences ordinarily serves the public interest because people are more likely to seek legal advice, and thereby heed their legal obligations, when they know their communications will be private. In the nature of law practice, however, conflicting responsibilities are encountered.Virtually all difficult ethical problems arise from conflict between a lawyer's responsibilities to clients, to the legal system, and to the lawyer's own interest in remaining an ethical person while earning a satisfactory living.
A lawyer should strive to attain the highest level of skill, to improve the law and the legal profession, and to exemplify the legal profession's ideals of public service. A lawyer's responsibilities as a representative of clients, an officer of the legal system, and a public citizen are usually harmonious.