On behalf of the Attorney-General, the Deputy Attorney-General in charge of the Legal Aid Service advises the President and all executive authorities. The Office prepares the legal opinions of the Attorney General and issues its own written and other advice in response to requests from the President`s Adviser, the various executive agencies and other parts of the Ministry of Justice. These requests generally involve particularly complex and important legal issues, or on which two or more organizations disagree. The Office is also responsible for reviewing and advising on the constitutionality of pending legislation. 21. It is the responsibility of the competent authorities to ensure that lawyers have timely access to appropriate information, records and documents in their possession or control so that they can provide effective legal assistance to their clients. Such access should be granted as soon as possible. Under Montana law, the Attorney General is the state`s chief legal officer, chief law enforcement officer, and director of the Montana Department of Justice. As the state`s chief legal counsel, the Attorney General is responsible for representing and defending Montana`s legal positions and Montana laws against other sovereign governments such as the federal government and other states. whereas professional associations of lawyers play a crucial role in upholding professional standards and codes of conduct, protecting their members from persecution and undue restrictions and violations, providing legal services to all those in need and cooperating with State and other institutions to promote the objectives of justice and public interest. Complaints against sheriff`s departments or staff in those departments should be directed to the department`s Department of Internal Affairs or the sheriff.

Although the sheriff is an independently elected officer, the district judge and county commissioners control the sheriff`s budget. You may wish to contact these officials. You can get their names and phone numbers by calling your district court. [14] Rules of ethics are rules of reason. They must be interpreted in terms of the purposes of legal representation and the law itself. Some of the rules are imperatives set out in the terms “shall” or “shall not”. These define correct behaviour for the purposes of professional discipline. Others, which are generally included in the term “may,” are permissive and define areas in the Rules of Procedure in which counsel has discretion to exercise professional judgment. No disciplinary action should be taken if the lawyer decides not to act or acts within this discretion. Other rules define the nature of the relationship between the lawyer and others. The Rules of Procedure are therefore partly binding and disciplinary and partly constitutive and descriptive, since they define the professional role of the lawyer.

Many of the comments use the word “should.” The comments do not add obligations to the rules, but provide guidelines for exercising according to the rules. I know someone who broke the law. Can you pursue the case? In Texas, the district or district attorney has trial jurisdiction to prosecute alleged violations of the law. These prosecutors have the discretion to decide which cases to prosecute. The Attorney General has no role or control over their decisions. We can assist local prosecutors in criminal cases, but only at their request. Therefore, you should contact the local prosecutor`s office for assistance. [6] As a citizen of public life, the lawyer should strive to improve the law, access to the legal system, the administration of justice and the quality of services provided by the legal profession. As a member of a scholarly profession, a lawyer should cultivate knowledge of the law beyond its benefits to clients, use that knowledge in legal reform, and work to strengthen legal education. In addition, a lawyer should promote public understanding and trust in the rule of law and the judicial system, as legal institutions in a constitutional democracy rely on popular participation and support to maintain their authority. A lawyer must be aware of the shortcomings of the administration of justice and of the fact that the poor, and sometimes the non-poor, cannot afford adequate legal aid.

Therefore, all lawyers should dedicate professional time and resources and use the influence of citizenship to ensure equal access to our legal system for all those who cannot afford or obtain adequate legal aid due to economic or social barriers. A lawyer should support the legal profession in pursuing these objectives and assist the Bar Association in regulating itself in the public interest. If a person associated with the deceased believes that the investigation did not lead to the correct conclusion, such as when new evidence comes to light, they can ask the lawyer to ask the Supreme Court to reconsider the evidence. It will do so if it considers that a new investigation is necessary. It cannot itself order a new investigation. 10. Governments, lawyers` professional associations and educational institutions shall ensure that, when entering or continuing to practise, a person shall not be discriminated against on grounds of race, colour, sex, ethnic origin, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth, economic or any other situation: unless the lawyer must be a national of the country concerned is not considered discriminatory.