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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 15, No. 2. March 13, 1952

Doctor, Lawer, Indianchief?

Doctor, Lawer, Indianchief?

Mr K. O'Connor,

Mr W. F. McIntyre, LL.B.

Professional Responsibility

Professional Responsibility is a difficult concept. Although the first responsibility is to be as good as it is possible to be, a Christian must go further than that, and the basic disunity of belief in each profession complicates any solution.

The two speakers first agreed that the Professional classes have to be extended beyond traditional limits. Original thought, freedom from purely material necessity and the fact that they give social direction [unclear: teoclety] meant the inclusion of such man and women as trade unionists, bureaucrats, industrialists, professional politicians and the like.

The search for truth it was agreed is an essential task of the profession [unclear: but] amanded enunciation and support. After discussion which included a plea for personal action and realisation that God was the first end of man and not money, Mr. O'Connor's point that religion integrated with life necessarily meant a high standard of responsibility to members of the profession and community led to more specific discussion. The legal profession and divorce, profits in land transactions, contributions to professional journals and the necessity for Christian professional study groups were among the matters discussed.

Mr. McIntyre was advocatus diaboll.