Which one of the following sentences would most logically begin a paragraph immediately following the end of the pass...

Sangwook on August 7, 2015

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I chose (E) by eliminating process not by the certainty based upon understanding. How do I possibly jump to the conclusion that the author might be convinced that 'two fold obligation' does not represent a conflict of interest for defense lawyers? Thanks,

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Melody on August 19, 2015

Have you selected the right question? The correct answer here is (A).

The last paragraph tells us that the lawyer's obligation to the court and to society also is beneficial to the defendant because the "best defense" can only be given by a lawyer who is convinced of the merits of the case. For this, a lawyer should not be required to take on every case they are offered. Lawyers should not be "mouthpieces," rather they are advocates for the rights of a defendant based on the facts of a case.

So, we end the passage with the thought that lawyers have the right to be selective on their cases so that they can be the best advocates for their clients, since lying about their client's guilt does not serve society or the court.

Therefore, answer choice (A) best moves us from the last paragraph to how lawyers should base their cases.

Hope that clears things up! Please let us know if you have any other questions.

Sangwook on September 2, 2015

Oops!!! Excuse my typo. Thanks a lot!!