Of course no one is perfect in this world and it is self-evident that each generation is worse than the last. Unfortunately today we can observe changes of the moral values. Moral standards of honesty, purity, love for others disappeared. Instead of them we face individualism, greed, lust, hypocrisy, me first philosophy, sexual freedom. And as the result of these changes in the way of thinking and behaving we come across breakdowns in the family, drug and alcohol abuse, increasing violence and civil disorder. Essential parts of our society nowadays are money, sex, drugs, crime, religion and politics. We have created a society which can produce murder of children, rape and child abuse, violence in the family. Taken together they form a swelling tide of anger, bewilderment and despair.
Lawyers in private practice in Russia work mostly within colleges of advocates – self-managed cooperative-type organizations. The highest body of advocates’ self-management is the general meeting of a college.
Colleges of advocates are formed in accordance with territorial subdivisions – in the cities, regions, republics or autonomous entities. In its territory any college is represented by all firms or legal aid offices.
The American legal profession, like American law, has its roots in England, but with significant differences. In England, the legal profession is divided between office lawyers, known as solicitors, and courtroom lawyers, known as barristers.