Professional attitude is often not the only thing clients expect of their litigation counsel. How they view their counsel is frequently determined also by how much the counsel is engaged in the matter emotionally. In its judgment of 17 May 1017, the Supreme Court released a legal counsel from charges of abusing the freedom of speech and tarnishing the dignity of the profession (case no SDI 12/17). The charges were levied on the basis of the counsel’s opinion expressed in their briefs where they wrote that members of the medical part of the adjudicating panel showed a “lack of capacity for logical reasoning” and that some members of the panel “did not read the record of the case with comprehension”.
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