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  1. Francesca Bartlett (2011). The Role of Apologies in Professional Discipline. Legal Ethics 14 (1):49-72.
    This article considers the common social act of apologising in the context of professional discipline of lawyers in Australia. It is argued that other social contexts in which an apology occurs, and the meanings generated, inform its use within this legal context. It is from the social meaning that apologies can be used as a legitimate way to gain insights into a person's ethical state of mind in disciplinary hearings. However, there are a range of difficulties, both practical and theoretical, (...)
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  2. Francesca Bartlett (2011). The Role of Apologies in Lawyers' Professional Discipline. Legal Ethics 14 (1):49-72.
    We live in times of 'apology mania', says Lee Taft, or at least 'national conversation' about the role and meaning of apologies. Roy Brooks talks of an 'age of apology'. Some 10 years after these pronouncements, little has changed. Apologies are ubiquitous and debated in the public and political domain. And they continue to be used and imported into legal jurisdictions. For instance, legislation removes civil liability for saying 'sorry' in certain contexts and may reward apologies in mitigation of sentence.
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  3. Reid Mortensen, Francesca Bartlett & Kieran Tranter (eds.) (2011). Alternative Perspectives on Lawyers and Legal Ethics: Reimagining the Profession. Routledge.
    However, as in other disciplines, academic recognition can in turn entrench static and powerful meta-theories and narratives about professional ethos and ...
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  4. Francesca Bartlett & Reid Mortensen (2009). Integrity in Legal Practice: A Report From the Third International Legal Ethics Conference, Gold Coast, Australia. Legal Ethics 12 (1):100.
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