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Modern Litigation and Professional Responsibility: The Limits of Zealous Advocacy
     

Modern Litigation and Professional Responsibility: The Limits of Zealous Advocacy

by William H. Fortune, Richard H. Underwood, Edward A. Imwinkelried
 

Find practical answers to hard questions about professional conduct — and avoid wrong answers that could set back your firm — with this authoritative guide to legal ethics. Drawing on statutes, standards, and actual cases, the authors show you how to: Evaluate tactics for possible ethical consequences Understand and comply with statutes, procedural

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Find practical answers to hard questions about professional conduct — and avoid wrong answers that could set back your firm — with this authoritative guide to legal ethics. Drawing on statutes, standards, and actual cases, the authors show you how to: Evaluate tactics for possible ethical consequences Understand and comply with statutes, procedural rules, and standards of professional conduct while zealously representing your client Prevent your opponents from turning the rules to their own advantage You'll find concise, authoritative discussion of ethical problems that arise in such critical areas as: Investigation of claims Abuse of discovery Conflicts of interest Burdensome interrogatories Trial in the media VOIR DIRE and juror investigation Deposition tactics Special fee arrangements Settlement negotiations Withdrawal and client confidentiality Arguing false inferences based on inadmissible evidence, plus detailed attention to the special problems that arise in criminal defense, insurance defense, and class actions.

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This handbook is designed to help lawyers in their professional practice as well as to educate jurists, journalists, and educated layreaders about the professional responsibilities of lawyers. The text is organized into sections on proceedings before trial and the trial itself. Another section examines special problems in criminal defense, insurance defense, and class actions. The final section looks at negotiation, settlement, withdrawal, appeal, discipline, the courts, and ethics committees. The second edition includes several new sections, including one on police perjury and one on professional ethics and expert witness testimony. The text has also been updated with references to the most recent drafts of the American Law Institute's Restatement of the Law, Third: The Law Governing Lawyers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316888271
Publisher:
Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date:
12/31/1995
Pages:
736

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