Good Morals of a Lawyer: Theoretical and Practical Issues

The focus of the conference is not only the special field of the professional responsibility of a lawyer, but also the wider scope of the responsibility related to the facet of good morals. What is the relationship between those two fields – professional responsibility and good morals? What is encompassed by the term “good morals”? Is it necessary to regulate two fields separately, as it is sometimes done in the US (having in mind codes like those of civility besides the codes of professional responsibility), or must both fields be covered by a unified regulation? How should apparently immoral conduct affect the possibilities of a person to participate in a legal profession? These and other theoretical and practical issues related to the concept of good morals of a lawyer are the focus of the upcoming conference.

Legal practitioners and scholars conducting research in the field of law (as well as in related interdisciplinary fields) are invited to participate in the event.

This event is organized in cooperation with the Research Council of Lithuania (contract No. MIP-0202012).

Conference Program


Date: 8th of May, 2013.

Venue: S. Daukanto str. 28, Kaunas, Lithuania.

Registration of participants: 9.30 – 10.00 a.m.

Opening of the conference: 10.00 a.m.

Closing of the conference: 15.00 p.m.



Oral or poster presentations are possible.

Oral presentations shall be 15 min. long; after that 15 min. will be devoted to the discussion



English and Lithuanian



Participants can use a PC and a multimedia projector (using PowerPoint). Presentations should be emailed to the organisers prior to the conference with the file name displaying the participant’s name and surname.



Submissions in English will be published in the Baltic Journal of Law & Politics, submissions in Lithuanian will be published in the journal Teisės apžvalga, so long as all such submissions meet all the requirements for publication as posted by the journals. Submitted papers are discussed and accepted for publication by the editorial committees in the order of their presentation. Please note that in no way does free publication incur an obligation on the part of the publishers to publish the papers.


The publication in the Baltic Journal of Law & Politics

You can get more information about the journal at this website:

Formatting and other requirements are provided at this website:

The requirements, provided at these websites, shall be applied, unless they contradict the following rules/statements:

Editing and reviewing: Every paper is reviewed by two independent, anonymous reviewers.

Journal language: English

Copyright: authors retain copyright of the published papers and have full responsibility for their contents. The publisher has the unlimited right to offer and distribute the edition with the papers published in it. The publisher assumes no responsibility whatsoever if the authors have inflicted harm or damage to third parties.

Paper length: papers have to contain a minimum of 5000 words and a maximum of 12,000 words, including sketches, tables, diagrams, footnotes, the bibliographical list of references and abstract.

File title: papers shall be sent in a file named after the participant in the conference in English (name and surname), for example: name_surname.doc.

Software: all papers have to be written in .doc format using MS Word 2003 or later for Windows. Please email the papers to

Page formatting: paper size shall be A4; line spacing shall be 1.5; a margin on all sides of 2,5 cm shall be applied for the entire document; Verdana font style shall be applied throughout all the document; font size shall be 10 points, except for the footnotes, where the font size shall be 8 points.

Title page/pages: the title page/pages shall contain (in the following order): (1) Title, (2) Author’s full name, details of scientific and pedagogical degrees, institutional affiliation, and contact information, including e-mail address, (3) Abstract in English (100-250 words), (4) List of keywords (4-7).

Body text: the body text begins after a title page/pages; the page break shall be made after the keywords. All headings in the text are written with capital letters after a blank line, aligned left. They are numbered using Arabic numerals. The use of multi-level numbering with Arabic numerals shall be applied, such as 1.1; 1.1.1; 1.1.2; 1.2; 1.3 etc.

Figures, tables, diagrams and formulas: figures, tables and diagrams have to be incorporated in the text electronically, irrespective of the programme they have been made with. They can be colour or black-and-white. A line is left before and after any figure, table and diagram. The maximum size of figures, tables and diagrams is 15 x 15 cm. Their orientation is Portrait. The captions are written before or under them with font size 10 points and centred. The numbers and the text inside are written with Verdana font size 10 points.

References: the Humanities Style (advisably as regulated by The Chicago Manual of Style) for the formatting of references shall be used, with the following further instructions: (1) references to works cited shall be provided in documentary footnotes as well as in a bibliographical list provided at the end of the document; (2) documentary notes are to be listed as footnotes (not endnotes); (3) a bibliographical list shall be provided at the end of the manuscript, generally arranged in alphabetical order and called “Bibliography”. The font size of references in footnotes shall 8 points. The font size of bibliographical list shall be 10 points.

Papers that do not comply with the requirements or infected files will not be processed and published.


The publication in the journal Teisės apžvalga [Law Review]

You can get more information about the journal at this website: [in Lithuanian].



As an organiser of the conference, Vytautas Magnus University Faculty of Law assumes no responsibility whatsoever, direct or implied, for the contents of the papers as well as for the consequences arising from misinterpretation or unawareness of the requirements for participation. The fact that you have submitted a registration form for the conference means that you have read and agreed with the present conditions.



  • Certificate for the participation
  • Admission to all sessions of the conference
  • The oral presentation of a paper
  • Publication of a paper meeting the stated requirements, in the Baltic Journal of Law & Politics or the journal Teisės apžvalga [Law Review]
  • A printed copy of the Conference Programme
  • Coffee breaks
  • Free participation in planned social events



  • For oral presentations: submission deadline for the abstract is the 15th of April, 2013. The length of the abstract: 500-1000 words. For poster presentations: submission deadline for the abstract is the 1st of May, 2013.
  • Final paper submission deadline is the 30th of May, 2013. Please send your papers, written according to the formatting requirements, for publication at these e-mail addresses: (Baltic Journal of Law & Politics) or (Teisės apžvalga). You will be notified whether the paper is accepted for publication with an e-mail within four weeks after receiving the paper. If you should receive no reply, please contact the organisers by the e-mail or the phone provided at the end.

For more information:

Phone: +370-37-751044   E-mail:   Web: