The accused, who did not want to advance too many details (since he is appealing the Order decision), just said that " the Lawyers Order Association serves the interests of power", it is as well the same institution who "protects the Prime Minister and the paedophiles", he concluded.
In declarations attributed to the polemical lawyer, the Council referred , that in the internet José Maria Martins, also included the former head of the Bar Rogério Alves as "entangled in a web of important people who surround him in the LOA". Rogério Alves , in the words of the lawyer, would be "damaging the lawyers and magistrates" and that "he could aspire to become a minister for the PSD [Social Democrats]".
(extract source from magazine i)
This blog however still continues to ask to the Portuguese Lawyers Order Association and to the Superior Council of Deontology of Lisbon if the Lawyer José Maria Martins was suspended because he breached the Code, why wasn't Marcos Aragão Correia?
Just this fact alone, should be an evident proof to the LOA and to the Deontological Council that the lawyer Marcos Aragão Correia does not respect the Code of Conduct nor his colleagues. Along with various breaches of the Code, some of them made visible in Aragão Correia media appearances, the fact that he lied and exerted psychological pressure to get a signed confession is enough reason to suspend Aragão Correia from the continuing mockery of the Portuguese Justice System.
If the LOA and the Council have forgotten their own Code of Conduct [Estatuto da Ordem dos Advogados - PDF], here is a small reminder of the Chapter I, General Principles, under Title III - Professional Deontology, Article 83.
1) The Lawyer is indispensable to the administration of Justice, and, as such, he has to have a public and professional behaviour adequated to the dignity and the functions that he exercises, obliging always with punctiliousness and scrupulousness the duties presented in the Code, and all that the law, the practice, customs and professional traditions impose on him.
2) Honesty, integrity, correctness, loyalty, courtesy and sincerity are professional obligations.
I would also advise the LOA to re-read again Article 85 - 2 a), g) and h); Article 86 - a), g) and h); Article 87 - 1- a). e), and 3); Article 88 - 1), 2) ; Article 89 - 4 a), d) and f) ; [and I could go on and on citing various articles] all the mentioned articles were breached one time or another by the Lawyer Marcos Aragão Correia and can be fundamented in videos, media interviews and articles widely available in the internet.
A final word about Marinho Pinto, Marinho Pinto represents the mainstream 'populist voice' filled with rhetorical demagogy and 'catch-phrases', blaming everyone, attacking on the right and on the left, from journalists to the government opposition without officially accusing anyone just for the sake of being 'populist', polemical, a man with 'brass balls'.
Well, Mr. Marinho Pinto shames the Order, in fact his 'populist' style is a danger to Justice, to the serious Justice, not the one that he plays in the media, like his disciple, Marcos Aragão Correia.
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