Source: (2003) Relational Justice Bulletin. February (17): 4-5. Downloaded 15 May 2003.

Many occupations are considered to be professions. A profession is often organized and self-regulated. The practices of medicine and law are examples of professions; both are marked by identifiable and self-regulating organizations. Peter Camp points out that the professional or self-regulating rules and ethical strictures of, for example, legal societies impose a greater obligation on lawyers than the law itself does. Looking specifically at the solicitors’ profession, Camp discusses the rationale behind these ethical rules and speculates about the future of such self-regulation. He does this particularly within the framework of relational justice.


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