Legal Ethics in a Nutshell / Edition 3

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This Nutshell digests the Model Rules of Professional Responsibility in a critical fashion. It is an ideal complement to a casebook that explores deeper theoretical issues. In 2002, for only the third time, the American Bar Association adopted a major revised version of its ethics rules. This book incorporates all the changes made to the old Model Rules, in an historic context that lets the student understand problems with prior versions of the Rules and the Model Code. The authors also discuss and analyze the role of the American Law Institute's new Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers, 3d.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780314180407
  • Publisher: West Academic Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/28/2007
  • Series: Nutshell
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 530
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents


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


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