Lawyers, also known as attorneys, are certified professionals who advise and represent individuals and legal entities in legal matters. They provide advice to their clients, conduct legal research, prepare legal documents, and represent clients in criminal and civil court proceedings. The basic principles on the role of lawyers, set out below, are formulated to assist Member States in their task of promoting and ensuring the proper role of lawyers. These principles should be respected and taken into account by Governments within the framework of their national legislation and practice, and should be brought to the attention of lawyers and others, such as judges, prosecutors, members of the executive and legislative branches and the general public. Lawyers must always maintain the honor and dignity of their profession as essential agents of the administration of justice.
Professional bar associations have a vital role to play in defending professional standards and ethics, protecting their members from prosecution and undue restrictions and offences, providing legal services to all who need them, and cooperating with government and other institutions to promote the ends of justice and the public interest. The scope of practice of a criminal lawyer includes trials, bail hearings, post-conviction remedies, agreements of guilty plea and revocation hearings (probation or probation). Governments and professional associations of lawyers shall promote programs to inform the public about their rights and obligations under the law and about the important role of lawyers in protecting their fundamental freedoms. Communication is an essential part of a lawyer's job. They must communicate with their clients, colleagues, judges, and others involved in the case. They must also conduct research and analysis of legal issues.
In the case of legal separations, a lawyer specializing in divorce shall grant separation in the form of a court order (a separation is a process by which a married couple can formalize a separation while remaining legally married).Lawyers play an important role in our legal system. They provide advice to their clients on legal matters, conduct research on legal issues, prepare legal documents, represent clients in court proceedings, communicate with other parties involved in a case, and ensure that their clients' rights are protected. They also promote programs to inform the public about their rights under the law.