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THE DISCIPLINARY LIABILITY OF LITHUANIAN LAWYERS: A COMPARATIVE APPROACH

Edita Gruodytė
Keywords: Disciplinary liability, legal ethics, judges, attorneys, prosecutors, notaries, bailiffs ,

Abstract

The article presents basic findings about courts of honor in Lithuania. The data about disciplinary violations in five legal professions—judges, lawyers, prosecutors, notaries, and bailiffs—was obtained while implementing a scientific project on certain issues of legal ethics.
The article provides data on the following issues: subjects initiating disciplinary cases; the number of cases for each legal profession; decisions taken in cases of disciplinary violations; categories of disciplinary violations; sanctions provided. The article is intended to initiate further discussion about these matters among scientists, practitioners, and the general public, not just in Lithuania but in other countries as well.