Queensland Law Society

Deliberative Model

Legal practitioners frequently encounter difficult ethical issues or problems in their work. Acting on issues in haste or with inadequate consideration can have significant and unfortunate consequences for lawyers and their clients.

Full consideration of an ethical issue can assist you to:

  • determine the best course of action in the situation
  • explain to an investigator, if that becomes necessary, the reasoning process that led you to adopt the particular course of action 

This questionnaire provides practical assistance, through a step-by-step process of working through an ethical problem, but does not comprise legal advice.

It also incorporates links to resources and additional information.