Ethics for the Legal Professional / Edition 7

Ethics for the Legal Professional / Edition 7

by Deborah K. Orlik
ISBN-10:
0135064007
ISBN-13:
9780135064009
Pub. Date:
01/03/2010
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
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Ethics for the Legal Professional / Edition 7

Written from a paralegal perspective, this book uses plain English and an upbeat tone to keep readers engaged in the ethics of the legal profession. Its unique approach focuses on researching one’s own state laws and codes–and applying those to cases, collaborative assignments and hypothetical situations in the text. This edition features chapter-by-chapter updates, In the News articles, and video case studies designed to spark class discussion. With its lively narrative and state-specific approach, it tackles important ethical issues and shows how to research possible courses of action.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780135064009
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication date: 01/03/2010
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 7.98(w) x 10.25(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

1. Regulation of the Legal Profession

2. Unauthorized Practice of Law

3. Confidentiality

4. Conflicts of Interest—The Duty of Loyalty

5. Advertising and Solicitation

6. Fair Fees and Client Trust Accounts

7. Competence and Negligence

8. The Duty of Diligent Representation

9. The Umbrella Duty of Integrity

APPENDIX A: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LEGAL ASSISTANTS CODE OF ETHICS AND PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY

APPENDIX B: NALS CODE OF ETHIDS

APPENDIX C: NATIONAL FEDERATION OF PARALEGAL ASSOCIATIONS, INC. MODEL CODE OF ETHICS AND PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY

APPENDIX D: RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT

APPENDIX E: ABA MODEL TO CALIFORNIA RULE TRANSLATION

Video Case Index

UPL: When friends ask for help

UPD: Helping the Client without Practicing Law

UPL: Traditional Exceptions

UPL: Interviewing the Client

UPL: Working with a Witness

UPL: Working with Experts

UPL: Improper Supervision

UPL: Helping the Client Fill Out forms

Privilege Issue: Misdirected E-mail

Confidentiality: Need to Know Circle

Confidentiality: Public Information

Confidentiality: Disclosure of Damaging Information

Confidentiality: Family Exception?

Attorney/Client Privilege

Conflict of Interest: Relationships with Clients

Conflict of Interest: Independent Paralegal

UPL: Disclosure of Status (Misrepresentation)

Fees and Fair Billing: Contemporaneous Timekeeping

Fees and Fair Billing: Using Time Effectively

Zealous Representation: When You Are Asked to Lie

Zealous Representation: Handling Evidence

Zealous Representation: Gifts to Judges

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