What should be the ethical posture of the professional in the modern organization? This essay explores the plausibility of one tentative answer for one class of professionals—the attorneys. It is put forward to shock the law profession with its extremism, and then to temper the blow with its possibility. It is meant to generate discussion, and the search for solutions to the problems described; it is not offered as necessarily the best solution. It is furthermore hoped that the paper will stimulate professional groups other than attorneys.

I. The Dilemma

II. One Tentative Answer

III. Tenure

IV. Implementation

V. Plausibility

VI. Summary