Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 76A.djvu/171

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-75§ 554. Disqualified attorney as plaintiff During a suspension or disbarment, a person who has been an attorney may not appear on his own behalf as plaintiff in the prosecution of an action where the subject of the action has been assigned to him subsequent to the entry of the judgment of suspension or disbarment. § 555. Reinstatement of suspended or disbarred attorneys The district court may reinstate suspended or disbarred attorneys in accordance with such rules governing the procedures therefor as it prescribes. Subchapter II—Powers and Duties of Attorneys § 571. Who may conduct litigation In either the district court or magistrates' courts, a person may conduct his litigation personally or by the aid of an attorney admitted to the practice of law in the Canal Zone. Other attorneys who are admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the United States, or in the highest court of a State or any foreign country, and who are in good standing in that court, may be permitted to prosecute or defend in an action on motion of an attorney admitted to practice in the Canal Zone. § 572. Duties generally Every attorney shall: (1) support the laws of the Canal Zone and the applicable laws of the United States; (2) maintain the respect due to the courts of justice and judicial officers; (3) counsel or maintain such actions, proceedings, or defenses only as appear to him legal or just, except the defense of a person charged with a public offense; (4) employ, for the purpose of maintaining the causes confided to him, such means onJy as are consistent with truth, and never seek to mislead the judge or any judicial officer by an artifice or false statement of fact or law; (5) maintain inviolate the confidence, and at every peril to himself, preserve the secrets, of his client; (6) abstain from all offensive personality, and advance no fact )rejudicial to the honor or reputation of a party or witness, uness required by the justice of the cause with which he is charged; (7) not encourage either the commencement or the continuance of an action or proceeding from any corrupt motive of passion or interest; and (8) never reject, for any consideration personal to himself, the cause of the defenseless or the oppressed.