Advises and represents clients in court, before government agencies, and in private legal matters. Communicate with your clients, colleagues, judges, and others involved in the case. Conduct research and analysis of legal issues. Considering that the safeguards that guarantee the protection of those facing the death penalty reaffirm the right of any person suspected or accused of a crime for which the death penalty may be imposed to adequate legal assistance at all stages of the process, in accordance with article 14 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights,.
Municipal lawyers play an important role in shaping the daily lives of thousands, sometimes millions, of people. The basic principles on the role of lawyers, set out below, which have been formulated to assist Member States in their task of promoting and ensuring the proper role of lawyers, must be respected and taken into account by governments within the framework of their domestic legislation and practice and should be brought to the attention of lawyers and others, such as judges, prosecutors, members of the executive and legislative branches, and the general public. Governments and professional associations of lawyers will promote programs to inform the public about their rights and duties under the law and about the important role of lawyers in protecting their fundamental freedoms. Considering that professional associations of lawyers play a fundamental role in upholding professional norms and ethics, protecting their members from persecution and undue restrictions and violations, providing legal services to all who need them, and cooperating with government and other institutions to promote the ends of justice and the public interest,.