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Being a lawyer is a privilege which comes with a good amount of power and concurrent responsibility. If we look at the systems and processes running our country, most of the leaders in those spaces are lawyers. And in that realm, and on a fundamental level, lawyers operate on an honor code. The code of ethics that governs lawyers compels us to use due diligence and do the “right” thing. But what happens when the “right” thing is overwhelmed by or confused with personal ideology? What happens when personal ideology is influenced by a divisive political climate? Does the honor code get thrown out the window?

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