Attorneys say legal profession is corrupt

| 04/10/2010

(AP): A worldwide survey shows that lawyers in many countries think corruption has tainted their profession, with more than one in five saying they have been asked to take part in possibly shady transactions, according to results released Monday. The London-based International Bar Association said nearly half of the 642 lawyers in 95 countries it surveyed earlier this year say corruption affected lawyers in their countries — including all of the respondents surveyed in Pakistan, China and Guatemala. One in three of all lawyers surveyed said they had lost business to corrupt law firms or individuals.

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  1. Citizen 16852-3 says:

    Wonder what politicians would have to say about each other?

    "Sir, would you say a lot of politicians are corrupt?"

    "No comment."

    "Excuse me Minister, but is it possible some politicians are corrupt?"

    "No comment."

    "Mr. Prime Minister, it has come to the public’s attention that there may be a little bit of corruption in politics."

    "What??? Here??? Impossible!!!"

    "But the rumors persist Prime Minister."

    "I have asked every Minister to double-double promise not to use their positions for personal gain!!!  It is a strict requirement."

    "Are you referring to the housing allowance scandal?"

    "As a matter of fact, I have appointed a group of MP’s to look into it."

     

  2. whodatis says:

    I am shocked and appalled!

    :o)

  3. Skeptic says:

    HA Ha, this is news? Just wait until the commentators on this site start on this story!