From my personal experience, attorneys violate the rules that they are supposed to live by; attorneys commit fraud upon the courts; and attorneys corrupt the legal process.
I fear that attorneys have broken the rules for so long that even the "honest" attorneys now have an ethical standard that is far below what should exist. My comments are directed at litigators; I hope other types of attorneys are more ethical.
This articles discusses How Attorneys Violate the Rules, Commit Fraud Upon the Court, and Corrupt the Legal Process. It is important to you because you need to constantly be aware of when the attorneys you are involved with are violating their rules, the rules of civil procedure, or various criminal statutes. I am not an attorney, and this is not legal advice; this reports my experience and observations.