Mgr Mariola Żak
University of Warsaw
English abstract: The aim of the present paper is to verify the thesis that the institutionalization of regulatory solutions promoted by the idea of good governance leads to a change in the way lawyers and their professional responsibility towards civil society are perceived. Considering the claims that the positivist paradigm of government is in crisis and the postulates of changing the legitimacy of the judiciary expressed in the governance concept, the way in which the social roles of lawyers are understood needs reinterpreting. In the first place, the role of concepts of governance and good governance in contemporary law is described. Then normative coordination models of collective actions by means of which the ideas of governance and good governance can be put into practice are characterized. Finally, the traditional professional roles of lawyers and their so-called accessory roles are presented. The considerations constitute a normative meta-analysis, referred to as meta-governance. The reflection is conducted according to the descriptive method. The article is a contribution to future research and an attempt to identify the major problems faced by lawyers in connection with the implementation of good governance.
Keywords: good governance, social steering, legal multicentrism, normative standard, lawyer’s professional roles, positive responsibility, professional competence
Published: Number 1(16)/2018, pp. 103-120.
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