Legal Ethics In The Practice Of Law: Cases & Materials / Edition 3

Legal Ethics In The Practice Of Law: Cases & Materials / Edition 3

by Richard A. Zitrin, Carol M. Langford, Nina W. Tarr
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820570346

ISBN-13: 9780820570341

Pub. Date: 12/01/2006

Publisher: LexisNexis Matthew Bender

Revised edition of a reference that presents current information related to legal ethics. Added material comprises about 50 new articles and cases. Themes include the role of malpractice in the firmament of attorney conduct issues; the pressures that young associates face on the job; getting into a case and getting paid; technology; specific ethical issues of class…  See more details below

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Revised edition of a reference that presents current information related to legal ethics. Added material comprises about 50 new articles and cases. Themes include the role of malpractice in the firmament of attorney conduct issues; the pressures that young associates face on the job; getting into a case and getting paid; technology; specific ethical issues of class action law, mediation, and the validity of secrecy agreements; present and former conflicts of interest; the status of multijurisdictional and multidisciplinary practice; and a case study of Matthew Hale's attempt to gain admission to the Illinois bar. Authors Zitrin and Langford are both affiliated with the U. of San Francisco School of Law. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820570341
Publisher:
LexisNexis Matthew Bender
Publication date:
12/01/2006
Edition description:
Older Edition
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Editionvii
Introduction1
Chapter 1Initial Reflections on Ethics, Morality, and Justice in an Adversary System13
Part 1The Lawyer-Client Relationship35
Chapter 2Undertaking A Case37
Problem 1Hanging Out Your Shingle37
Problem 2Must We Take This Case?59
Problem 3Getting a Client and Getting Paid77
Chapter 3Communication and Confidentiality103
Problem 4Roger Earl Receives Some Evidence103
Problem 5When Does a Lawyer Talk Too Much?131
Problem 6Technology + Confidentiality = Trouble151
Chapter 4Loyalties and Conflicts of Interest175
Problem 7When Are Two Clients Too Many?175
Problem 8Who Is My Client?197
Problem 9What Happens When Your Personal Interests Get in the Way?227
Problem 10Conflicts of Interest and the Business of Being a Profession253
Problem 11A Day in the Life of Lynch, Dahl & Wong279
Chapter 5Who Controls the Case?307
Problem 12Is the Lawyer the Client's Savior or Mouthpiece?307
Part 2Balancing the Duty of Advocacy with the Duty to the Legal System333
Chapter 6What Price Truth? What Price Justice? What Price Advocacy?335
Problem 13How Far Should Richie Go to Get His Client off?335
Problem 14When the Client Insists on Lying361
Problem 15Pushing the Envelope and Coming Clean to the Court389
Chapter 7Tactics, Tricks, Free Speech, and Playing by the Rules417
Problem 16Is Discovery Survival of the Fittest?417
Problem 17The Fine Line Between Posturing and Lying in Negotiation445
Problem 18"Honest Abe's" Trial Tactics467
Problem 19Civility, Contempt of Court, Free Speech, and Publicity487
Chapter 8The Special Problems of the Government Lawyer517
Problem 20Must a Prosecutor Play by Different Rules?517
Problem 21What's a City Attorney to Do?539
Chapter 9The Lawyer Acting as Advisor565
Problem 22What's Most Important-What You Say, How You Say It...or Whether You Should Say It at All?565
Problem 23Advising the Corporate Client That's Made a Mistake587
Problem 24Advocates' and Mediators' Ethical Dilemmas in Mediation613
Part 3The Pressures, Economics, and Diversity of Modern Practice635
Chapter 10The Lawyer as Part of the Law Firm Structure637
Problem 25The Senior Associate's Serious Dilemma637
Problem 26Billing Practices at Prager & Dahms665
Problem 27Is There a Glass Ceiling as Lawyers Climb the Law Firm Ladder?691
Chapter 11Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and the Realities of Modern Practice719
Problem 28A Lawyer in Trouble and His Friends on the Spot719
Chapter 12The Economics of Lawyering743
Problem 29Counselors in Action Go for the Gold743
Problem 30The Economics of Legal Services for Indigent Clients769
Part 4Other Attorney Practice Issues791
Chapter 13Admissions, Discipline, and Some Other Rules of Lawyering793
AAdmission to the Bar793
BDiscipline of Lawyers809
CThe Unauthorized Practice of Law and Multidisciplinary Practice813
DClient Trust Accounts818
Table of Cases1
Table of Rules and Opinions1
Index1

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