Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law / Edition 2

Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law / Edition 2

by Lisa G. Lerman, Philip G. Schrag
     
 

ISBN-10: 0735565309

ISBN-13: 9780735565302

Pub. Date: 01/01/2008

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

Covering all of the essential issues and topics, Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law, Second Edition, offers straightforward exposition and a combination of principal cases and real-case problems that generate lively class discussion and encourage strategic analysis.

Engage your students with a contemporary approach that features:

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Overview

Covering all of the essential issues and topics, Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law, Second Edition, offers straightforward exposition and a combination of principal cases and real-case problems that generate lively class discussion and encourage strategic analysis.

Engage your students with a contemporary approach that features:

  • thorough coverage of the ethics codes and other law governing lawyers, including legal malpractice, disqualification, wrongful discharge, and criminal malfeasance
  • concise, clear explanation of lawyer law in a readable question and answer format
  • an overview of the American legal profession and the challenges facing lawyers in the 21st century
  • more than 70 engaging problems for classroom discussion, some based on court opinions, others based on actual situations encountered by lawyers and law students
  • principal cases edited with care and presented with questions for discussion
  • tables and conceptual outlines that highlight relationships, illustrate concepts, and aid memory
  • photos of many lawyers and parties discussed in the text
  • more than 20 New Yorker cartoons illustrating classic ethical dilemmas
  • a detailed Teacher’s Manual that provides thorough analysis of the hypothetical problems, formatted for easy adaptation to classnotes as well as fascinating post mortems and contextual commentary about the cases. After classroom analysis of a problem, a professor can tell the students “what really happened.”

Thoroughly updated, the SecondEdition now has a more flexible organization and coverage of important recent developments in the law, rules, and code, including:

  • updates reflecting recent revision of the state Rules of Professional Conduct in response to the Ethics 2000 Commission
  • new material on lawyers as counselors, the special duties of prosecutors, lawyer advertising, aggregate and class action settlements, and the revised Model Code of Judicial Conduct
  • new problems and cases
  • discussion of government challenges to the corporate attorney-client privilege
  • pedagogical fine-tuning based on feedback from scores of enthusiastic adopters and students at more than eighty US law schools

Respected scholars Lerman and Schrag have created an accessible, problem-based casebook that generates rich classroom discussion in courses in Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735565302
Publisher:
Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date:
01/01/2008
Pages:
926

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1. The Regulation of Lawyers
Chapter 2. Lawyer Liability
Chapter 3. The Duty to Protect Client Confidences
Chapter 4. The Attorney-Client Privilege and the Work Product Doctrine
Chapter 5. Relationships Between Lawyers and Clients
Chapter 6. Concurrent Conflicts of Interest: General Principles
Chapter 7. Concurrent Conflicts in Particular Practice Settings
Chapter 8. Conflicts Involving Former Clients
Chapter 9. Conflicts Between Lawyers and Clients
Chapter 10. Ethical Conflicts for Government Lawyers and Judges
Chapter 11. Lawyers’ Duties to Courts
Chapter 12. Lawyers’ Duties to Adversaries and Third Parties
Chapter 13. The Legal Profession
Chapter 14. Regulatory Restrictions on Law Practice
Chapter 15. The Provision of Legal Services

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