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The aim of the legal profession is to seek out the truth and provide justice for those who were wronged Lawyers represent clients who are on opposite sides of the case and who most often have opposite views of the truth In the legal system there exist two opposing views on the method of uncovering the truth Many people do not think that these two systems can coincide and believe that they remain separate in their procedure and efficacy The truth system is one which asserts that a methodical calm inquiry be undertaken into all the available evidence to ascertain as nearly as possible the truth The other theory for helping to decide cases is the adversary or fight system This occurs when each side strives to bring to the court or jurys attention the evidence most favorable to their side of the caseThe American legal system is based on the idea of the fight system Lawyers are hired by their clients in order to win the case for them and to bring out only the information necessary to win their case Many people contest that the fight system has become dangerously excessive with lawyers leaving out facts pertinent to the case I think that the fight system for all intents and purposes is the best and most efficient path to the truth In the court of law in America one party be it the judge or the jury must deliberate and come up with a verdict in favor of one of the two sides represented in the court room The lawyers must use their knowledge of both the legal system and the facts of the case to convince the deciding factions to rule in favor of their client Taking an excerpt from Jerome Franks The Fight Theory versus the Truth Theory he says that we obtain the fairest decision when two men argue as unfairly as possible on opposite sides When two lawyers
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