Lawyers Ethics and Professional Responsibility

Author: Andrew Boon
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781509901807
Release Date: 2015-08-27
Genre: Law

This book aims to produce lawyers who can debate, criticise and change professional ethics as well as understand their underlying rationale. Written by the author of the leading work on the subject, The Ethics and Conduct of Lawyers in England and Wales, this book is aimed at the undergraduate or postgraduate student taking a half or full course in the subject. The book is divided into four parts dealing with the professional and regulatory framework for delivering legal services, the obligations owed to clients, wider duties and responsibilities and practice settings. It sets out the important background to the modern practice of law, and explains the theoretical underpinning of professional ethics and its everyday application through conduct rules and principles. Extracts from legislation, cases and conduct rules are provided, and comparative issues are considered where relevant. The book is also interactive, raising issues and posing questions that will encourage students to engage with the material as they read, which will also be helpful for classroom discussion.

Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility

Author: Allan C. Hutchinson
Publisher: Essentials of Canadian Law
ISBN: 1552211290
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Law

Changes in the way law is practiced, and who practices it, demand a new approach to legal ethics and professional responsibility--one that stresses personal responsibility over professional regulation. Hutchinsons book is an accessible introduction to the topic and a provocative call to arms for the profession. This edition includes analysis of the Canadian Bar Associations 2006 Code of Professional Conduct.

Annotated Model Rules of Professional Conduct

Author: Center for Professional Responsibility (American Bar Association)
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 1590318900
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Law

The Annotated Model Rules of Professional Conduct is ABA's definitive resource for information about lawyer ethics. Each chapter includes a Rule and its Comment, a detailed discussion of the Rule's meaning, application and interpretation, with citations to more than 4,000 cases and ethics opinions, hundreds of law review articles, and the relevant sections of the Restatement (Third) of the Law Governing Lawyers. The information is carefully organized under numerous subheadings, making it easy to find specific information.

Ethics Professional Responsibility and the Lawyer

Author: Duncan Alexander Webb
Publisher:
ISBN: 1927227828
Release Date: 2016-03
Genre: Legal ethics

Since the last edition of Ethics, Professional Responsibility and the Lawyer was published the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006 has been enacted and Rules of Conduct and Client Care replaced the Rules of Professional Conduct for Barristers and Solicitors in 2008. Consequently there have been huge changes to the field of legal ethics. This new edition incorporates these changes and the relevant jurisprudence and includes expanded analysis of associated key topics including: lawyer-client relationships and conflicts; client confidences; privacy; and duties of care. Legal ethics is a compulsory course for all New Zealand law students and an integral part of the lawyers' professional life making Ethics, Professional Responsibility and the Lawyer a must-have text for all current and aspiring lawyers.; Reflects and discusses the changes to the legal profession (and its ethical and professional responsibility requirements) with the implementation of Lawyers and Conveyancers Act (2006) and the new rules of Conduct and Client Care ; Expanded discussion of duties of client care; privacy; litigation duties and confidence; Clarification of distinctions between confidentiality and privacy; Extensive revision of sections on lawyer-client relationships especially the cab-rank rule and termination and lawyer-client conflicts

Ethics in Practice

Author: Deborah L. Rhode
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195347161
Release Date: 2003-09-25
Genre: Law

Lawyers' ethics have been condemned for centuries, but they received little scholarly scrutiny until the last few decades. Ethics in Practice brings together leading experts in the emerging field of legal ethics to discuss the central dilemmas of practicing law. This collection cuts across conventional disciplinary boundaries to address the roles, responsibilities, and regulation of contemporary lawyers. Contributors address common concerns from diverse perspectives, including philosophy, psychology, economics, political science, and organizational behavior. Topics include the nature of professions, the structure of practice, the constraints of an adversarial system, the attorney-client relationship, the practical value of moral theory, the role of race and gender, and the public service responsibilities of lawyers and law students. Unique in both its breadth and its depth, this book redefines debates that are of enduring significance for both the profession and the public.

Understanding Lawyers Ethics

Author: Monroe H. Freedman
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 9781422486351
Release Date: 2010-11-05
Genre: Law

This Understanding treatise presents a systematic position on lawyers' ethics. The authors argue that lawyers' ethics is rooted in the Bill of Rights and in the autonomy and the dignity of the individual. This traditionalist, client-centered view of the lawyer's role in an adversary system corresponds to the ethical standards that are held by a large proportion of the practicing bar. From this perspective, the authors of Understanding Lawyers' Ethics analyze the fundamental issues of lawyers' ethics, and particularly the ABA's Model Rules and Model Code. Even if students do not share the authors' viewpoint, they can benefit from this presentation because it challenges them to appreciate the underlying reasons for the position presented. This treatise is designed to facilitate a real understanding of legal rules as distinguished from a superficial familiarity with them by challenging the reader to test their understanding of the legal rules against the reader's own moral standards and reasoned judgment. The Fourth Edition includes: • A new section on Law vs. Justice, in addition to the section on Moral Values and Ethical Choices • The debate between Mike Tigar and Freedman on morality in lawyering. • A new chapter on Lawyers' Ethics in a Time of Crisis • A chapter on Judicial Ethics, with analysis of Caperton v. Massey Coal Co. and White v. Republican Party of Minnesota, as well as critical commentary on the failure of several Supreme Court justices to recuse themselves when required by the Constitution and by statute to do so • A concise but comprehensive chapter on Prosecutors' Ethics • A demonstration that the corporate-fraud "report up" and "report out" provisions have been deliberately drafted to defeat their purported purpose • Harmonization of Primus and Ohralik, showing that even in-person solicitation of clients is entitled to a level of First Amendment protection • An on-line debate among Steve Gillers, three practicing lawyers, and Freedman about professionalism, and whether a lawyer should take advantage of an adversary's mistake • A candid chapter on Counseling Clients, Coaching Witnesses, and Cross-Examining to Discredit the Truth

Lawyers professional responsibility in Australia and New Zealand

Author: Gino Evan Dal Pont
Publisher: Lawbook Co.
ISBN: STANFORD:36105061908526
Release Date: 1996-12-31
Genre: Law

The objective of this text is to provide a convenient, accessible, practical & multi-jurisdictional account of the principles of professional responsibility. It attempts to explain the reasoning underlying these principles in order to assist students or lawyers to formulate a framework within which they may base their professional life. This text addresses the topics that form the basis for instruction of professional responsibility in legal practice courses in Australia & New Zealand. It is an excellent foundation text for such courses & is also a useful reference tool for practitioners.

Inside Lawyers Ethics

Author: Christine Parker
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107663718
Release Date: 2013-11-01
Genre: Law

Inside Lawyers' Ethics is a lively and practical values-based analysis of the moral dilemmas that lawyers face. It gives lawyers the confidence to understand and actively improve their ethical priorities and behaviour when confronted with major ethical challenges. It identifies the applicable law and conduct rules and analyses them in the context of four different types of ethical lawyering: zealous advocacy, responsible lawyering, moral activism and the ethics of care. This new edition is fully updated, with a new chapter on confidentiality and new case studies and review questions. This edition also contains a self-assessment instrument designed to allow readers to recognise the type of lawyering that most appeals to them. Inside Lawyers' Ethics promotes self-awareness and offers a positive and enriching approach to problem solving, rather than one based on the 'don't get caught' principle. It is essential reading for students of law and newly qualified legal practitioners.

Lawyers Ethics and the Pursuit of Social Justice

Author: Susan D. Carle
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814716403
Release Date: 2005-08-22
Genre: Law

Many legal theorists and judges agree on one major premise in the field of law and religion: that religion clause jurisprudence is in a state of disarray and has been for some time. In Masters of Illusion, Frank S. Ravitch provocatively contends that both hard originalism (a strict focus on the intent of the Framers) and neutrality are illusory in religion clause jurisprudence, the former because it cannot live up to its promise for either side in the debate and the latter because it is simply impossible in the religion clause context. Yet these two principles have been used in almost every Supreme Court decision addressing religion clause questions. Ravitch unpacks the various principles of religion clause interpretation, drawing on contemporary debates such as school prayer and displaying the Ten Commandments on courthouses, to demonstrate that the neutrality principle does not work in a pluralistic society. When defined by large, overarching principles of equality and liberty, neutrality fails to account for differences between groups and individuals. If, however, the Court drew on a variety of principles instead of a single notion of neutrality to decide whether or not laws facilitated or discouraged religious practices, the result could be a more equitable approach to religion clause cases.

Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility

Author: Jonathan S. Lynton
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0827355041
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Business & Economics

Starting with an overview of ethics in legal practice, this book introduces learners to this fascinating and vitally important aspect of law. Readers will learn the major areas where ethical dilemmas arise, and what to expect in specialized fields such as family and criminal law. Confidentiality, conflict of interest, and unauthorized practice are among the subjects covered as readers learn how law practice is regulated and how they can bring ethical awareness to the work place! ALSO AVAILABLE INSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTS CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO ORDER Instructor's Manual, ISBN: 0-8273-5506-8 Computerized Test Bank, ISBN: 0-8273-6245-5

Lawyers Ethics

Author: Allan Gerson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351509473
Release Date: 2017-09-29
Genre: Law

Frequently the ethical attorney finds himself in a position where he can no longer reconcile con-flicting responsibilities he owes to his clients with those he owes so-ciety and himself. Faced with the dilemma of choice among coun-tervailing and competing obliga-tions, he has little training and precedence to guide him. If he is over forty, the overwhelming probability is that he never took a course on legal ethics; if he looks for a general, up-to-date text to provide insight, he will look in vain. Nor is there a developed body of case law from which to glean an appropriate course of action.This vacuum of authoritative formulations of responsible be-havior is a matter of concern not only to the legal profession, but to all sectors of American society. Lawyers shape the mores and thoughts of all of us. Their will is exerted not only in modifying our national institutions, but ulti-mately our individual, personal sense of values.This volume serves two impor-tant purposes: it provides the interested professional and lay reader with an appreciation of thespectrum of the ethical dilemmas confronting the legal profession, and it provides a sense of balance about the competing consid-erations present in each of these dilemmas. At a time when the legal profession is under attack both from within and without, this book represents some of the best critical thinking by lawyers about their role and responsibilities in American society.

Professional Responsibility in Focus

Author: John P. Sahl
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454877585
Release Date: 2017-09-26
Genre: Law

This first-edition casebook, part of our expanding Focus series, offers a comprehensive, practice-oriented approach to the legal and ethical rules governing lawyers and judges. By providing real-world scenarios throughout the text, this casebook gives students numerous opportunities to apply what they learn and solidify their understanding of important concepts. Clear explanatory text, case previews, and case follow-ups further clarify the rules and aid in student understanding. The casebook begins with an introduction to the legal profession, and follows with concise, well-written chapters on the attorney-client relationship, covering competence, confidentiality, and conflicts of interest; discussion of the lawyer as advocate; special issues in criminal practice; coverage of delivery of legal services and access to justice, and a final chapter on judicial ethics. The first chapter on moral responsibility of lawyers helps situate and contextualize the rule-centric discussion of legal ethics that follows, by inviting students to appreciate the various roles that lawyers play in the legal system, their responsibilities to multiple stakeholders, and competing values at play in professional regulation. Key Benefits: Key Concepts at the beginning of each chapter. Highlighted cases introduced with a Case Preview. Post-Case Follow-ups expand on the holding in the case. Real Life Applications present opportunities to challenge students to apply concepts covered in the case to realistic hypothetical cases. Several features at the end of each chapter to help students better understand the material: Applying the Rules, Summary, Professional Responsibility in Practice The experiential approach of the Focus series provides more opportunities for critical analysis and application of concepts covered in the chapters. Extensive discussions and materials exploring the impact of technology on the delivery of legal services and the ways in which technological changes impact lawyers’ professional duties. The chapter on access to justice and pro bono services takes a comprehensive look at the sources of the justice gap and proposed solutions.

Professional Responsibility

Author: Casenotes
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
ISBN: 9780735578432
Release Date: 2009-08-01
Genre: Law

For over two decades, Casenote Legal Briefs have helped hundreds of thousands of students prepare for classes and exams year after year with unparalleled results. Known throughout the law school community as high-quality legal study aids, Casenotes popular series of legal briefs are the most comprehensive legal briefs available today. With over 100 Casenotes published today in all key areas, ranging from Administrative Law to Wills, Trusts, and Estates each and every Casenote offers: professionally written briefs of the cases in your casebook coverage that is accurate and up-to-date editor's analysis explaining the relevance of each case to the course coverage built on decades of experience the highest commitment to quality