Yes. Atticus Finch is a morally upright individual and could be considered the conscience of the county. Throughout the novel, Atticus represents Maycomb County in the state legislature, and Scout mentions that each time he was elected without an opponent. Evidently, Atticus is respected enough by his community to make important decisions in the state legislature. Judge Taylor chooses Atticus, a seasoned lawyer, to defend Tom Robinson. Despite the blatant racist backlash from the community, Atticus valiantly defends Tom Robinson in front of a prejudiced jury and community. Following the trial, Miss Maudie has a conversation with Jem and informs him that Atticus is one of those rare men born to do unpleasant jobs for others. She says,
"We’re so rarely called on to be Christians, but when we are, we’ve got men like Atticus to go for us" (Lee, 132).
Maudie then continues to explain to Jem how specific members of the community, such as Judge Taylor and Heck Tate, supported Atticus throughout the trial. She also mentions that the jury took a significant time to deliberate, which provides evidence of social change. Maudie's argument illustrates that Atticus is indeed the conscience of Maycomb. They not only look to Atticus to represent them in the state legislature but also to defend an innocent black man in front of their prejudiced community.