As far as I can tell Corpus Juris Secundum seems like an authoritative encyclopedia of American Law.
I was wondering about this citation of Corpus Juris Secundum (C.J.S.) Vol. 7 § 4:
"His first duty is to the courts and the public, not to the client. And where ever the duties of his client conflict with those, he owes as an officer of the court in the administration of Justice, the former must yield to the latter."
As a non-attorney, i am kind of wondering what the implications of the above statement is
Corpus Juris Secundum (C.J.S.) Vol. 7 § 4 further states:
"A client is one who applies to a lawyer or counselor for advice and direction in a question of law, or commits his cause to his management in prosecuting a claim or defending against a suit in a court of justice; one who retains the attorney, is responsible to him for his fees, and whom the attorney is responsible for the management of the suit; one who communicates facts to an attorney expecting professional advice. Clients are also called 'wards of the court' in regard to their relationship with their attorney."
So, I looked up "ward", and I am wondering if the same standard definition applies in the above legal citation.