Legal ethics, professional responsibility, and the legal profession /

"As the legal profession undergoes structural changes, longstanding principles of ethics still govern the day-to-day lives of practicing lawyers. This new Hornbook on professional responsibility provides both a snapshot of ongoing systemic changes and a thorough examination of the fundamentals...

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Main Author: Sisk, Gregory C.
Other Authors: Fortney, Susan Saab, Geyh, Charles Gardner, Hamilton, Neil W., Henderson, William D., 1962-, Johnson, Vincent R., Kruse, Katherine R., Pepper, Stephen L., Weresh, Melissa H.
Format: Book
Published: St. Paul, MN : West Academic Publishing, 2018
Series:Hornbook series
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Table of Contents:
  • The legal profession and legal services : nature and evolution. The structure of the legal profession ; The problem of lagging legal productivity ; The future of the legal profession
  • The philosophy of legal ethics. Foundations of the lawyer's role ; Jurisprudence and the lawyer's role : looking to an understanding of law
  • rather than to morality
  • for the source of lawyers' ethical restraint ; Moral counsel and the gap between law and morality ; The corporation as client : amoral ethics squared ; Moral remainders
  • Development toward professionalism and the formation of an ethical professional identity to become an effective lawyer. Professionalism and professional identity ; The importance of stress management in the formation of an ethical professional identity ; Professional identity formation and the law school curriculum
  • Legal ethics and the practice of law. Sources of legal ethics and the law of lawyering ; Advertising for and solicitation of clients : information about legal services ; The attorney-client relationship : beginning to end ; Funding of legal services : fees, compensation, and fee shifting ; Duties to effectively represent the client ; Duties to protect confidentiality of client information ; Duties of loyalty : conflicts of interest and professional independence ; Duties to organization/entity clients ; Duties of ethical advocacy ; Duties as evaluator or third-party neutral ; Respect for other persons ; Duties of a lawyer in a law firm ; Public-regarding activities, duties, and rights
  • Legal malpractice. Introduction to legal malpractice law ; Negligence ; Breach of fiduciary duty ; Liability to nonclients ; Remedies for legal malpractice ; Defenses and obstacles to recovery ; Vicarious liability ; Legal malpractice insurance
  • Judicial ethics and the conduct of judges. Regulating judicial conduct generally : features and principles ; Regulating judicial conduct on the bench ; Regulating judicial conduct off the bench : extrajudicial and political activities