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Inside Lawyers' Ethics

Inside Lawyers' Ethics

by Christine Parker, Adrian Evans
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521546648

ISBN-13: 9780521546645

Pub. Date: 08/31/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Legal ethics is often described as an oxymoron - lay people find the concept amusing and lawyers can find ethics impossible. But the best lawyers are those who have come to grips with their own values and actively seek to improve their ethics in practice. Inside Lawyers' Ethics is designed to help law students and new lawyers understand and modify their own ethical

Overview

Legal ethics is often described as an oxymoron - lay people find the concept amusing and lawyers can find ethics impossible. But the best lawyers are those who have come to grips with their own values and actively seek to improve their ethics in practice. Inside Lawyers' Ethics is designed to help law students and new lawyers understand and modify their own ethical priorities, not just because this knowledge makes it easier to practise law and earn an income, but also because self-aware, ethical legal practice is right, feels better and enhances justice. Packed with case studies of ethical failures and dilemmas from real-life legal practice in Australia, this book recognises that law teachers and students must decide what to prioritise in a mass of rules and case law. Each chapter delves into the most difficult issues lawyers face. From lawyers' part in corporate fraud to the ethics of time-based billing, the authors expose the values that underlie current practice and set out the alternatives ethical lawyers can follow. This book is a compact, usable resource for all students, teachers and practitioners in the disciplines of law and ethics.

About the Author:
Christine Parker is Associate Professor and Reader in the Faculty of Law at the University of Melbourne

About the Author:
Adrian Evans is Associate Professor and Convenor of Legal Practice Programs in the Faculty of Law at Monash University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521546645
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/31/2007
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     viii
Acknowledgments     ix
List of tables     x
List of figures     xi
List of illustrations     xii
List of case studies     xiii
Table of statutes     xiv
Table of cases     xv
Introduction: Values in Practice     1
Alternatives to Adversarial Advocacy     21
The Responsibility Climate: Regulation of Lawyers' Ethics     41
Civil Litigation and Excessive Adversarialism     66
Ethics in Criminal Justice: Proof and Truth     96
Ethics in Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution     120
Conflicting Loyalties     151
Lawyers' Fees and Costs: Billing and Over-Charging     182
Corporate Lawyers and Corporate Misconduct     212
Conclusion - Personal Professionalism: Personal Values and Legal Professionalism     243
Index     259

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