• Georgiana Manea Transilvania University of Brașov
  • Bianca Tescașiu Transilvania University of Brașov


In the exercise of the profession, the lawyer is independent and obeys only the law, the statute of the profession and the code of ethics, promoting and defending the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of the client, who is under the continuous pressure of the laws, time and the client. Thus, it must respect the fundamental principles and rules provided in the Statute of the lawyer profession (the principle of legality, the principle of freedom, the principle of independence, the principle of autonomy and decentralization), but it also has the obligation to promote and defend the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of individuals.

Thus, the lawyer has the obligation to execute the mandate given by the client but within the limits of compliance with the law and professional ethics, having an important role in a legal society. The lawyer has not only the obligation to represent the client before the court and other competent institutions or third parties, but also to advise the client in order to comply with the law. Through this paper, it is proposed to identify the relevant aspects for the client in order to choose the lawyer and maintain this relationship. The paper proposes to analyze the manner of respecting the ethical principles in correlation with the promotion of the client's interests, as well as the measurement of these aspects in relation to the gender and income of the respondents.

This paper brings value to legal services employees by discussing the characteristics they must meet to both attract new clients and maintain existing relationships. Also, in accordance with the research conclusions, it was established to what extent a lawyer can fulfill his specific mission in accordance with the respect and promotion of the rule of law and compliance with deontological principles.