YOU CAN’T TEACH ETHICS
Check out Faye Cohen’s post to her blog Toughlawyerlady!
Although lawyers, at least in Pennsylvania, are required to take ethics courses as part of their continuing legal education requirements, my personal philosophy is that ethics are not something that can generally be taught. Each person possesses his/her own set of morals, standards, ethics, beliefs, feelings, etc., and one person’s version of what is ethical is not often the same as another person’s. Furthermore, over the course of time, society’s standards and guidelines shift and what was formerly considered immoral or unethical may no longer be considered so; and these shifts and changes are ongoing and have become part of the fabric of society. These changes are happening at breakneck speed in the Internet age, where it seems like anything goes. The other day I wanted to listen to music on my iphone and I selected the category “pop music”. I was asked whether I wanted to listen to “clean…
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