Traversing the Ethical Minefield: Problems, Law, and Professional Responsibility 3E / Edition 3

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Traversing the Ethical Minefield: Problems, Law, and Professional Responsibility, Second Edition, presents concise coverage of a wide range of ethical issues through a vital and dynamic pedagogy that engages student interest and fuels class discussion.

A fresh approach to teaching Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility, featuring:

a wide range of coverage in a concise volume
innovative pedagogy that combines problems, cases, exposition, and thematic notes
original mini-law review notes organized around recurring themes

• lawyers' roles in representing clients
• the law governing lawyers
• the bounds of the law
• practice pointers
• lawyers and other professionals
• lawyers and clients

student-friendly and timely problems that explore the Model Rules, Restatement, cases, and materials—and complement both large and small classes
short stories that explore ethical dilemmas in the context of legal practice
a detailed Teacher’s Manual that explains every problem and offers policy analysis, additional hypotheticals, and extensive citations to relevant cases and materials
an annual statutory supplement, available for adoption, with a bound-in CD that includes the full text of each state’s lawyer code

New in the Second Edition:

a new chapter on Control and Communication, including coverage of control in the lawyer-client relationship
coverage of the revised ABA Code of Judicial Conduct in a new chapter on Judicial Ethics
an additional series of notes on ethical challenges unique to specialized areas of practice, including pro bono representation, criminal defense, insurance defense, representing organizations, and representing governments
new cases and narratives dealing with the Revised Model Rules of Professional Conduct
Cheney v. U.S. District Court and other important recent cases

If you’re looking for a Professional Responsibility casebook that you will enjoy teaching from and your students will love, please take a look at your complimentary copy of Traversing the Ethical Minefield: Problems, Law, and Professional Responsibility, Second Edition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781454808145
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 12/15/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 676
  • Sales rank: 339,714
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Summary of Contents

Part I: Introduction

Ch. 1 Lawyers, Role, and Law

Ch. 2 Judicial and Professional Regulation of Lawyers

Part II: Lawyers and Clients: Fiduciary Duty

Ch. 3 Beginning the Client-Lawyer Relationship

Ch. 4 Control and Communication

Ch. 5 Competence

Ch. 6 Confidentiality

Ch. 7 Confidentiality Exceptions

Ch. 8 Conflicts of Interest: Clients, Lawyers, and Third Persons

Ch. 9 Conflicts of Interest: Multiple Clients

Ch. 10 Fees and Client Property

Ch. 11 Ending the Client-Lawyer Relationship

Part III: Lawyers and Justice: The Limits of Advocacy

Ch. 12 The Bounds of the Law

Part IV: Lawyers and Society: The Profession

Ch. 13 Self-Regulation

Ch. 14 Being a Lawyer

Ch. 15 Judicial Ethics

Appendix: Applying the Law Governing Lawyers

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