Legal Ethics in a Nutshell / Edition 3

Legal Ethics in a Nutshell / Edition 3

by Ronald D. Rotunda
     
 

ISBN-10: 0314180400

ISBN-13: 9780314180407

Pub. Date: 05/28/2007

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

Many law professors aim to probe deep ethical issues in class. But they also need to cover the material that the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination requires. The Rotunda Nutshell fulfils that need as it digests the Model Rules in an engaging, analytical, and often critical way. In a surprisingly pithy manner, this book places the Rules in an

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Overview

Many law professors aim to probe deep ethical issues in class. But they also need to cover the material that the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination requires. The Rotunda Nutshell fulfils that need as it digests the Model Rules in an engaging, analytical, and often critical way. In a surprisingly pithy manner, this book places the Rules in an historic context that lets the student understand problems with prior versions of the Rules and the Model Code. The Nutshell also analyzes the American Law Institute's Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers, Third. This approach frees up precious class time for important normative issues. And, this Nutshell helps your students come up with better answers to your Socratic questions than you anticipated. This book has proved so popular as an explanation of the basic principles of legal ethics that it has been translated into Japanese.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780314180407
Publisher:
West Academic Publishing
Publication date:
05/28/2007
Series:
Nutshell
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
530
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Table Of Cases

Introduction: The Preamble, Scope, And Rule 1.0

Rule 1.1: Competence

Rule 1.2: Scope Of Representation And Allocation Of Authority

Rule 1.3: Diligence

Rule 1.4: Communication

Rule 1.5: Fees

Rule 1.6: Confidentiality Of Information

Rule 1.7: Conflicts Of Interest— Current Clients

Rule 1.8: Conflict Of Interest—Current Clients: Specific Rules

Rule 1.9: Duties To Former Clients

Rule 1.10: Imputation Of Conflicts Of Interest

Rule 1.11: Special Conflicts Of Interest For Former And Current Government Officers And Employees

Rule 1.12: Former Judge, Arbitrator, Mediator Or Other Third Party Neutral

Rule 1.13: The Organization As A Client

Rule 1.14: Client With Diminished Capacity

Rule 1.15: Safekeeping Property

Rule 1.16: Declining Or Terminating Representation

Rule 1.17: Sale Of Law Practice

Rule 1.18: Duties To Prospective Clientsv Rule 2.1: The Lawyer As Advisor

Rule 2.2: Intermediary

Rule 2.3: Evaluation For Use By Third Persons

Rule 2.4: Lawyer Serving As Third–Party Neutral

Rule 3.1: Meritorious Claims And Contentions

Rule 3.2: Expediting Litigation

Rule 3.3: Candor Toward The Tribunal

Rule 3.4: Fairness To The Opposing Party And Counsel

Rule 3.5: Impartiality And Decorum Of The Tribunal

Rule 3.6: Trial Publicity

Rule 3.7: Lawyer As Witness

Rule 3.8: Special Responsibilities Of A Prosecutor

Rule 3.9: Advocate In Nonadjudicative Proceedings

Rule 4.1: Truthfulness In Statements To Others

Rule 4.2: Communication With A Person Represented By Counsel

Rule 4.3: Dealing With Unrepresented Person

Rule 4.4: Respect For Rights Of Third Persons

Rule 5.1: Responsibilities Of Partners, Managers, And Supervisory Lawyers

Rule 5.2: Responsibilities Of A Subordinate Lawyer

Rule 5.3: Responsibilities Regarding Nonlawyer Assistants

Rule 5.4: Professional Independence Of A Lawyer

Rule 5.5: Unauthorized Practice Of Law; Multijurisdictional Practice Of Law

Rule 5.6: Restrictions On Right To Practice

Rule 5.7: Responsibilities Regarding Law–Related Services

Rule 6.1: Voluntary Pro Bono Publico Service

Rule 6.2: Accepting Appointments

Rule 6.3: Membership In Legal Services Organizations

Rule 6.4: Law Reform Activities Affecting Client Interests

Rule 6.5: Non–Profit And Court– Annexed Limited Legal– Services Programs

Rule 7.1: Communications Concerning A Lawyer's Services

Rule 7.2: Advertising

Rule 7.3: Direct Contact With Prospective Clients

Rule 7.4: Communication Of Fields Of Practice And Specialization

Rule 7.5: Firm Names And Letterheads

Rule 7.6: Political Contributions To Obtain Government Legal Engagements Or Appointments By Judges

Rule 8.1: Bar Admission And Disciplinary Matters

Rule 8.2: Judicial And Legal Officials

Rule 8.3: Reporting Professional Misconduct

Rule 8.4: Misconduct

Rule 8.5: Disciplinary Authority: Choice Of Law

Index

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