Critical Thinking Summary

While it is true that most fallacies are relatively harmless, it could still be distressing. And it is never right to create fallacies because it will mislead everyone to engage in such beliefs. It is important to note that fallacies prevent people from knowing the truth and believing in such fallacy may lead to different potential risks. In light of this, it is not surprising that some professionals, especially lawyers, are no exceptions from the list of individuals that are trying to make some fallacies come out over what we identify as “facts.

” They tend to have a definite account for almost anything which most of the time contradicts the facts. Indeed, fallacies have survived through in this modern society and each of these is tagged with reasons that only the person involved knows. There is no question that all lawyers are pressing for the truth to come out. But caught with their client’s situation, change may come along the way. Their perspectives may no longer speak of its ideals, which is to disclose the truth.

The change of the lawyer’s attitude towards the truth should not come as a surprise because that’s the farthest one any lawyer can get once they commit to fight for their clients. After that, they will be holding on to straws and barking at the wrong tree, consciously knowing that what they are fighting for is actually contrary to what is right. Part of the responsibilities of any lawyer is to take time to investigate everything. This starts from encouraging and letting the client reveal the truth. Upon knowing the whole thing, they find ways to reverse the case if the issue doesn’t take side with that of the client.

It is a right thing, however, that lawyers defend their clients to the best way they can. Unfortunately, this whole process of reversal is something that is against their ethical standards as professional lawyers. With all these things considered, it seems that only a few is practicing the so-called standards. References LexisNexis (n. d. ) Lawyers’ and Clients’ Responsibilities to Each Other. Retrieved October 10, 2008 , from http://research. lawyers. com/Lawyers-and-Clients-Responsibilities-to-Each-Other. html