Code of ethics

We follow scrupulously our code of ethics, such as those described thereafter:

 An attorney shall preserve the confidentiality of any information acquired from a client or otherwise while rendering legal assistance, particularly during representation or defense. An attorney must conscientiously determine alone what the client wants to be preserved as the attorney's secret.

 An attorney shall exercise reasonable care to ensure that the confidentiality of such information be preserved by other persons working in his or her law office.

 The attorney's secret refers to all documents, recordings, computer data, pictures and similar materials and deposits kept in the attorney's office.

 Confidences or information acquired in the course of rendering legal assistance to a legal person or a public body must not be used in the proceedings or otherwise to the client's disadvantage. An attorney shall not use such confidences to the disadvantage of either one or more interested members of the particular legal person or body, except when rendering legal assistance to a legal person or body against their members.

 An attorney shall preserve the attorney's secret under threat of disciplinary accountability while rendering legal assistance and afterwards, as long as its disclosure is likely to be detrimental to the client.

  The rules governing the obligation of protecting the attorney's secret shall be applied accordingly to other attorneys and employees working in the same law office.

 An attorney shall expressly state in the work contract (contract of employment) with employees that the violation of the attorney's secret is a ground for the termination of employment (severe violation of responsibilities).

 Faithfulness to the client is the attorney's main duty. It is more important than the attorney's own interests and any loyal considerations regarding colleagues.

 An attorney shall exercise all his or her professional skill and conscientiousness to represent a client and render his or her legal assistance without delay or hesitation. Therefore, when undertaking a representation, an attorney must use proper care not to, because of excess work, jeopardize timeliness, thoroughness and conscientiousness when exercising his or her professional duty. An attorney who is approached by too many clients should direct them to other attorneys.

 

Source: http://www.odvj-komora.hr/WebStuff/Code_of_Ethics.html

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