~☆T8onAug16☆~ 2014-10-26 18:18
[quote]原帖由 [i]TW@公司371[/i] 於 2014-10-24 03:23 AM 發表 [url=http://www.discuss.com.hk/redirect.php?goto=findpost&pid=400765195&ptid=23940887][img]http://www.discuss.com.hk/images/common/back.gif[/img][/url] Can lawyers speak their minds in public? If lawyers make political or other speeches in public and the regulatory bodies don't like them, would disciplinary proceedings be brought against them? If so, are these restrictions on their freedom of speech unconstitutional? [/quote]
Solicitor and barristers should have the same freedom as non-lawyers in talking about other people, criticizing others, taking political positions, telling others what they like and what they don't like, expressing their views on all topics, publishing words, etc. To limit their freedom to do so just because they are lawyers would infringe Articles 25 and 27 of the Basic Law and thus unconstitutional.
jimbo86 2014-10-29 03:07
then again as a.lawyer one is usually very conservative at what they want to express in public
as a lawyer one can have conflicts of interest in clients agenda so most keep the opinion to themselves.
the worse case is a judge who have surrender their rights to even defend for themselves.