DISCUSSION: The end of the passage gives advice to lawyer advice to lawyers. It makes sense to continue that theme, as answer choice A does.
- CORRECT. This is the best answer. The passage had been shifting from a theoretical argument against scholars to practical advice for lawyers. The three foundations for a case here have support in the passage. Lines 24-27 say lawyers should be honest. The same goes for accuracy. Selectivity comes from lines 48-49. Lawyers shouldn’t take every client they can.
- The passage implies that the practice of law can be moral as long as lawyers respect their obligation to the court. The author definitely never said law is immoral.
- Lines 46-47 make clear that every defendant is entitled to a defense.
- This leaves out a lawyer’s obligation to clients. Lines 20-22 make clear that lawyers only have two obligations: court and client.
- The passage hasn’t said what judges should do. The author only said lawyers shouldn’t lie to judges.
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