Ethics for the Legal Professional / Edition 6 available in Paperback
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- Prentice Hall
Ethics for the Legal Professional sets the standard for professional responsibility books. Now in its sixth edition, the book has been reorganized to reflect the changes in the paralegal profession. It begins with concrete concepts that have been given some clear direction in the courts and state legislatures (UPL confidentiality and conflicts) before moving on to the more technical, rule-driven concepts (advertising, billing and fees), and then to the most abstract rules (competence, zealous representation and integrity). Written from the viewpoint of the paralegal, this book uses plain English and an upbeat tone to keep readers engaged. Still the most popular book in its genre, the 6th Edition continues to tackle the most important ethical issues facing paralegals today in a frank, conversational style. Written from the viewpoint of the paralegal not a lawyer. Avoids legalese and jargon so the material is easier to understand. Reorganized to reflect the changes in the paralegal professionbeginning with what paralegals and lawyers are and ending with a discussion of the umbrella duty of integrity. Helps make the material more relevant to the paralegal and increases their opportunity for understanding. Includes a more complete discussion of client trust accounts as well as pro bono service, referral fees, types of fee agreements, retainers and more! Legal professionals.
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About the Author
Deborah Orlik, Esq. has been teaching ethics to legal assistants since 1984. Her book, Ethics for the Legal Assistant, first published in 1986, was the first book dedicated to the subject of professional responsibility for non-lawyers.
She has lectured nation-wide on the subject of professional responsibility to lawyers, paralegals, and other professionals.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Regulation of the Legal Profession/Lawyer Regulation
Chapter 2. Unauthorized Practice of Law
Chapter 3. Confidentiality
Chapter 4. Conflicts of Interest–the Duty of Loyalty
Chapter 5. Advertising and Solicitation
Chapter 6. Fair Fees and Client Trust Accounts
Chapter 7. Competence and Negligence
Chapter 8. The Duty of Zealous Representation
Chapter 9. The Umbrella Duty of Integrity