Professional Responsibility: Aspen RoadMap Law Course Outline

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The many rules, codes, and regulations that govern professional responsibility can be overwhelming to students. James Moliterno's PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY RoadMap helps students navigate this complex area with confidence so they gain a deep and more meaningful understanding of all the legal implications of their professional conduct. This powerful paperback leads students to enlightenment, one step at a time: -The author illustrates how the Model Rules apply. -Students are shown how substantive areas of the law, like torts and contracts, also govern attorneys' conduct. -Key terms are defined in context. -Plentiful multiple-choice sample exam questions and exam-taking tips help students prepare for the Multi-State Professional Responsibility Exam. PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY simplifies study with: -capsule summaries -chapter overviews -examples and analysis sections -chapter review questions -exam tips and sample exam questions -glossaries -a Casebook Correlation Chart that keys specific areas of the outline to the corresponding topic in major casebooks PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY puts essential information in a clear and attractive format to facilitate student understanding. You can recommend this high-quality text with confidence for general review or for extra help on a particularly difficult topic. Table of Contents Contents Casebook Correlation Chart Capsule Summary 1: Introduction and the Role of Lawyer Chapter Overview A. Courses Called Professional Responsibility, Legal Ethics, and Legal Profession B. Moral Philosophy, Right and Wrong, and the Law Governing Lawyers C. The Role of Lawyer Review Questions and Answers 2: Regulation of the Legal Profession Chapter Overview A. Organization of the Bar B. Sources of Law Governing Lawyers C. Admission to Practice D. Unauthorized Practice E. Self-Governance and the Duty to Report Misconduct Review Questions and Answers 3: Controls on Lawyer Conduct Chapter Overview A. Discipline B. Malpractice C. Liability for Client Conduct D. Contempt of Court E. Disqualification Motions and Other Litigation-driven Controls Review Questions and Answers 4: Formal Aspects of the Lawyer-Client Relationship Chapter Overview A. Undertaking Representation B. Fees C. Fiduciary Duties D. Competence and Diligence E. Communication and Shared Decision-making F. Terminating Representation Review Questions and Answers 5: Confidentiality Chapter Overview A. The Duty of Confidentiality and the Attorney-Client Evidentiary Privilege B. To Whom Is the Duty Owed? C. To What Does the Duty Apply? D. Exceptions to the Duty of Confidentiality E. Other Professional Duties that Are Subject to the Duty of Confidentiality F. Use of Confidential Information for the Lawyer's Benefit Review Question and Answers 6: Conflict of Interests Chapter Overview A. Loyalty and Other General Principles B. Organization of the Model Rules Provisions on Conflicts C. Waiver of Conflicts D. Sources of Conflicts E. Imputed Conflicts F. Special Role-related Conflicts Rules Review Questions and Answers 7: Duties to Third Parties Chapter Overview A. Truth-telling Outside the Court Context B. Harassment and Other Abusive Conduct C. Threatening Criminal Prosecution D. Communicating with Represented Persons E. Communicating with Unrepresented Persons F. Civil Liability to Third Persons Review Questions and Answers 8: Duties to the Legal System and Society Chapter Overview A. Truth-telling Inside the Court Context B. Suppressing Evidence and Witness Payment C. Limitations on Presentations to a Court D. Obligation to Improve the Legal System E. Limitations on Litigation Publicity F. Ex Parte Contact with Judges and Jurors G. Pro Bono Publico Review Ques

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781567065367
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 8/24/1999
  • Series: Roadmap Law Course Outlines Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 8.54 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Table of Contents

Contents Casebook Correlation Chart Capsule Summary 1: Introduction and the Role of Lawyer Chapter Overview A. Courses Called Professional Responsibility, Legal Ethics, and Legal Profession B. Moral Philosophy, Right and Wrong, and the Law Governing Lawyers C. The Role of Lawyer Review Questions and Answers 2: Regulation of the Legal Profession Chapter Overview A. Organization of the Bar B. Sources of Law Governing Lawyers C. Admission to Practice D. Unauthorized Practice E. Self-Governance and the Duty to Report Misconduct Review Questions and Answers 3: Controls on Lawyer Conduct Chapter Overview A. Discipline B. Malpractice C. Liability for Client Conduct D. Contempt of Court E. Disqualification Motions and Other Litigation-driven Controls Review Questions and Answers 4: Formal Aspects of the Lawyer-Client Relationship Chapter Overview A. Undertaking Representation B. Fees C. Fiduciary Duties D. Competence and Diligence E. Communication and Shared Decision-making F. Terminating Representation Review Questions and Answers 5: Confidentiality Chapter Overview A. The Duty of Confidentiality and the Attorney-Client Evidentiary Privilege B. To Whom Is the Duty Owed? C. To What Does the Duty Apply? D. Exceptions to the Duty of Confidentiality E. Other Professional Duties that Are Subject to the Duty of Confidentiality F. Use of Confidential Information for the Lawyer's Benefit Review Question and Answers 6: Conflict of Interests Chapter Overview A. Loyalty and Other General Principles B. Organization of the Model Rules Provisions on Conflicts C. Waiver of Conflicts D. Sources of Conflicts E. Imputed Conflicts F. Special Role-related Conflicts Rules Review Questions and Answers 7: Duties to Third Parties Chapter Overview A. Truth-telling Outside the Court Context B. Harassment and Other Abusive Conduct C. Threatening Criminal Prosecution D. Communicating with Represented Persons E. Communicating with Unrepresented Persons F. Civil Liability to Third Persons Review Questions and Answers 8: Duties to the Legal System and Society Chapter Overview A. Truth-telling Inside the Court Context B. Suppressing Evidence and Witness Payment C. Limitations on Presentations to a Court D. Obligation to Improve the Legal System E. Limitations on Litigation Publicity F. Ex Parte Contact with Judges and Jurors G. Pro Bono Publico Review Questions and Answers 9: Special Role-Related Duties Chapter Overview A. Special Duties of Prosecutors B. Special Duties of Supervising and Subordinate Lawyers C. Lawyers as Intermediaries D. Ancillary Businesses Review Questions and Answers 10: Advertising and Solicitation Chapter Overview A. Traditional Distinctions between Advertising and Solicitation B. Constitutional Limitations on Disciplinary Authority C. General Constraints on All Communication Regarding Services D. Constraints Particular to Advertising E. Constraints on In-person and Live Telephone Solicitation F. Other Restrictions on Specific Solicitation G. Client-getting on the Internet H. Client-getting's Relationship to Barratry, Maintenance, and Champerty I. Lawyer Agents Review Questions and Answers 11: Judicial Conduct Chapter Overview A. Sources of Judicial Conduct Law B. Who Is a Judge? C. General Judicial Attributes D. Personal Conduct and Activity Outside the Judicial Role E. Judicial Duties F. Political Activities G. Liability for Civil Wrongs Committed Review Questions and Answers Sample Exam Questions Glossary Table of Cases Table of Statutes, Rules, and Opinions Index

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