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

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Overview

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
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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 (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780820570341
  • Publisher: LexisNexis Matthew Bender
  • Publication date: 12/1/2006
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition vii
Introduction 1
Chapter 1 Initial Reflections on Ethics, Morality, and Justice in an Adversary System 13
Part 1 The Lawyer-Client Relationship 35
Chapter 2 Undertaking A Case 37
Problem 1 Hanging Out Your Shingle 37
Problem 2 Must We Take This Case? 59
Problem 3 Getting a Client and Getting Paid 77
Chapter 3 Communication and Confidentiality 103
Problem 4 Roger Earl Receives Some Evidence 103
Problem 5 When Does a Lawyer Talk Too Much? 131
Problem 6 Technology + Confidentiality = Trouble 151
Chapter 4 Loyalties and Conflicts of Interest 175
Problem 7 When Are Two Clients Too Many? 175
Problem 8 Who Is My Client? 197
Problem 9 What Happens When Your Personal Interests Get in the Way? 227
Problem 10 Conflicts of Interest and the Business of Being a Profession 253
Problem 11 A Day in the Life of Lynch, Dahl & Wong 279
Chapter 5 Who Controls the Case? 307
Problem 12 Is the Lawyer the Client's Savior or Mouthpiece? 307
Part 2 Balancing the Duty of Advocacy with the Duty to the Legal System 333
Chapter 6 What Price Truth? What Price Justice? What Price Advocacy? 335
Problem 13 How Far Should Richie Go to Get His Client off? 335
Problem 14 When the Client Insists on Lying 361
Problem 15 Pushing the Envelope and Coming Clean to the Court 389
Chapter 7 Tactics, Tricks, Free Speech, and Playing by the Rules 417
Problem 16 Is Discovery Survival of the Fittest? 417
Problem 17 The Fine Line Between Posturing and Lying in Negotiation 445
Problem 18 "Honest Abe's" Trial Tactics 467
Problem 19 Civility, Contempt of Court, Free Speech, and Publicity 487
Chapter 8 The Special Problems of the Government Lawyer 517
Problem 20 Must a Prosecutor Play by Different Rules? 517
Problem 21 What's a City Attorney to Do? 539
Chapter 9 The Lawyer Acting as Advisor 565
Problem 22 What's Most Important-What You Say, How You Say It...or Whether You Should Say It at All? 565
Problem 23 Advising the Corporate Client That's Made a Mistake 587
Problem 24 Advocates' and Mediators' Ethical Dilemmas in Mediation 613
Part 3 The Pressures, Economics, and Diversity of Modern Practice 635
Chapter 10 The Lawyer as Part of the Law Firm Structure 637
Problem 25 The Senior Associate's Serious Dilemma 637
Problem 26 Billing Practices at Prager & Dahms 665
Problem 27 Is There a Glass Ceiling as Lawyers Climb the Law Firm Ladder? 691
Chapter 11 Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and the Realities of Modern Practice 719
Problem 28 A Lawyer in Trouble and His Friends on the Spot 719
Chapter 12 The Economics of Lawyering 743
Problem 29 Counselors in Action Go for the Gold 743
Problem 30 The Economics of Legal Services for Indigent Clients 769
Part 4 Other Attorney Practice Issues 791
Chapter 13 Admissions, Discipline, and Some Other Rules of Lawyering 793
A Admission to the Bar 793
B Discipline of Lawyers 809
C The Unauthorized Practice of Law and Multidisciplinary Practice 813
D Client Trust Accounts 818
Table of Cases 1
Table of Rules and Opinions 1
Index 1
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