Problems in Legal Ethics

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This book is intended for use in law school courses that teach the fundamentals of legal ethics. The book is to be used in conjunction with the current edition of West's Professional Responsibility Standards, Rules, and Statutes (John S. Dzienkowski, ed.). Either the full or the abridged edition of that book will suffice.Chapter One of this book contains a set of readings on moral philosophy. The object is to help students see, at the outset, the connection between "legal ethics" and plain "ethics" or moral ...
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Overview

This book is intended for use in law school courses that teach the fundamentals of legal ethics. The book is to be used in conjunction with the current edition of West's Professional Responsibility Standards, Rules, and Statutes (John S. Dzienkowski, ed.). Either the full or the abridged edition of that book will suffice.Chapter One of this book contains a set of readings on moral philosophy. The object is to help students see, at the outset, the connection between "legal ethics" and plain "ethics" or moral philosophy. The readings include parts of John Stuart Mill's essay on utilitarianism, a discussion of the golden rule, and parts of Immanuel Kant's discussion of the categorical imperative. We have been pleasantly surprised to find that law students generally welcome these readings as a refreshing change from their usual fare. Teachers who prefer to dive directly into the substance of legal ethics can begin with Chapter Two, either omitting Chapter One or assigning it as background reading.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780314211484
  • Publisher: West Group
  • Publication date: 3/28/1997
  • Series: American Casebook Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 402
  • Product dimensions: 7.73 (w) x 10.31 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Table of Cases
Table of References to ABA Code of Professional Responsibility
Table of References to ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct
Ch. 1 Introduction to Legal Ethics
Ch. 2 Sources and Application of Legal Ethics Rules
Ch. 3 Beginning and Ending the Lawyer-Client Relationship
Ch. 4 Advertising and Solicitation
Ch. 5 Attorney Fees and Fiduciary Duties
Ch. 6 Competence, Diligence, and Unauthorized Practice
Ch. 7 Confidential Information
Ch. 8 Candor in Litigation
Ch. 9 Fairness in Litigation
Ch. 10 The Trial Lawyer as Truth-Seeker
Ch. 11 Conflicts of Interest - Interference by a Third Party
Ch. 12 Conflicts of Interest - Lawyer v. Client
Ch. 13 Conflicts of Interest - Conflicts Between Two Clients
Ch. 14 Judicial Conduct
Appendix: Answers to Multiple Choice Questions
Index
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