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The Role Positioning and Integration of Duty Lawyers

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DOI: 10.23977/law.2023.021221 | Downloads: 26 | Views: 443


Wang Guanli 1, Pan Hongyu 2, Zhang Hongyi 3


1 School of Marine Laws and Humanities, Dalian Ocean University, 52 Heishijiao Street, Dalian, Liaoning, China
2 School of Marine Laws and Humanities, Dalian Ocean University, No. 28 Yingping Road, Dalian, Liaoning, China
3 Yang Er Law Firm, Intersection of Fuqiang Road and Beijing Road, Rizhao, Shandong, China

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Wang Guanli


In modern society, the establishment of legal aid institutions and projects aims to ensure that everyone has equal access to legal assistance and protection, especially those with weaker economic conditions or vulnerable groups. In this process, on duty lawyers play a crucial role as an important part of legal aid. However, due to its unique responsibilities and work mode, the role positioning of duty lawyers has always been controversial. At present, the role positioning of on duty lawyers is mainly divided into three camps: "legal helpers", "defense counsel", and "quasi defense counsel". Therefore, it is necessary to conduct in-depth research on the identity positioning and connotation of duty lawyers and attempt to decouple their responsibilities and identities. This will provide theoretical support for judicial system reform and serve as a valuable reference for the development of a rule of law society and the realization of judicial fairness in practice.


Duty lawyer, role positioning, role integration


Wang Guanli, Pan Hongyu, Zhang Hongyi, The Role Positioning and Integration of Duty Lawyers. Science of Law Journal (2023) Vol. 2: 144-149. DOI: 10.23977/law.2023.021221.


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