Ethical Problems Practice Law

Author: Lisa G. Lerman
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454833785
Format: PDF, ePub
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Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law is a problem-based casebook sure to generate lively class discussion. Using real-world problems and cases, with emphasis on issues students are likely to face in their early years of practice, it places students in the lawyers position to engage in simultaneous strategic and ethical analysis of each problem. The Third Edition includes hundreds of new examples and introduces new material on current ethical issues. Outsourcing, contract lawyers, Internet advertising, and nonlawyer ownership of law firms are given thorough treatment, as are recent changes in rules and Justice Department policies. Sure to stimulate discussion, the companion website features a new recorded interview with the Guantanamo defense lawyer ordered to represent an unwilling defendant. Hallmark features: Co-authors Lerman and Schrag bring a broad range of teaching, consulting, clinical research, and policy-making experience to this problem-based text. Contemporary approach succinctly covers all essential topics through clear, thorough exposition. Challenging problems compel students to engage in simultaneous strategic and ethical analysis. Comprehensive presentation of all ethics and professional responsibility topics and issues, including: Confidentiality and conflicts. Ethics rules. Legal malpractice. Disqualification. Criminal law. Wrongful discharge. Pertinent constitutional law. Lawyer's public responsibilities. More than 70 compelling, detailed problems, based on real cases and real-life situations that students are likely to experience during their first years of practice. Famous and less well-known cases are the basis of most of the problems, placing students in the lawyer's role. Recent and projected changes in the legal profession, including those resulting from the 2008 financial collapse. Distinct graphical elements appear throughout to help students see the relationships among parts of rules or theories.

Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law

Author: Lisa G. Lerman
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454897597
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Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law, Concise Fourth Edition is the briefer version of Lerman and Schrag’s highly successful problem-based textbook that offers a contemporary and thoughtful approach to challenging ethical dilemmas, encouraging deep analysis and lively class discussion. Key Features: Succinct and accessible explanation of lawyer law in question and answer format Numerous problems based on actual cases, in which students must analyze the ethical and strategic issues as if they were practicing lawyers Focus on issues that students are most likely to face in their early years of practice Stimulating presentation of materials, including cartoons, tables, and photos New to the Fourth Edition: Updates of countless recent developments in lawyer law, including the amendments to Rules 1.6, 1.18 and 8.4 Up-to-date discussions of how the Internet is affecting law practice, including the use of e-mail and social media Engaging two-color design New chapter on the changing legal profession Reorganized so that the chapters match the practice MPRE questions in Lerman, Schrag, and Gupta’s Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law: Model Rules, State Variations and Practice Questions.

Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law

Author: Lisa G. Lerman
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454887281
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An indispensable tool for students taking courses in professional responsibility, this book contains only the essential resources: the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct and the official comments; a selection of the most distinctive state variations; and 124 practice questions, in the format used in the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE), together with answers and detailed analyses. This volume includes: The ABA Rules of Professional Conduct, with official comments, as issued through August 2016. A carefully selected compilation of variations found in state ethics codes. Each variation was chosen to demonstrate a policy choice made by a state that departed from the ABA’s suggested model. The purpose is to enable students to compare certain state rules with the Model Rules and to better understand the policy choices reflected in the ABA Model Rules. Italicized words and additional notes in the state variations, to highlight the differences between the variations and the Model Rules. 124 original practice questions, organized into 14 topics, in the multiple-choice format used by the MPRE, so that students can test their understanding of each topic studied in the course. Detailed narrative analyses of the answer to each question, explaining why one choice is correct, and why each incorrect answer is not correct.

Family Law

Author: James Dwyer
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 9781454813668
Format: PDF, Docs
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Family Law emphasizes the issues and skills most relevant to domestic relations practice. The text employs a novel and dramatic organization with three substantive units that compare the legal treatment of the parent-child relationship vs. adult intimate relationships at stages of formation, regulation, and dissolution. In keeping with the modern reorientation of the field, Family Law reflects the transition "From Partners to Parents" beginning with the creation of parent-child relationship rather than marriage. Its geographical breadth delivers more comparative materials than other texts, using examples from a variety of cultures to provoke "why don't we do this?" considerations. Each student-friendly chapter and section begins with a clear summary of current law that orients the reader before examining legal texts in detail. This structure invites theoretical critique only after a solid foundation is laid. Statutes are core to the text which gives proper emphasis to the vital skill of statutory interpretation in todays practice. Up-to-date material provides more recent cases than any other textbook. With an empirical emphasis, Family Law draws from the significant literature in sociology, psychology, anthropology and other fields so that legal analysis is grounded in real-life application. Focused questions direct students to the heart of the analysis, often using headings before questions to alert readers to the type of analysis required, for example: statutory interpretation, policy, client counseling, and moral theory. Features: Novel organization three substantive units compares legal treatment of parent-child relationship vs. adult intimate relationships considers stages of formation, regulation, and dissolution Reflects modern reorientation of the field in keeping with transition "From Partners to Parents" starts with creation of parent-child relationship rather than marriage Geographical breadth much more comparative material than current texts examples from other cultures lead to "why don't we do this?" considerations Student-friendly organization each chapter and section begins with clear summary of current law orients students before examining legal texts invites theoretical critique after foundation is laid Statutes at the core proper emphasis on the vital skill of statutory interpretation Up-to-date more recent cases than any other textbook Empirical emphasis draws from sociology, psychology, anthropology, and other fields grounds legal analysis in real world application Focused questions direct students to the heart of the analysis use headings to alert students as to the type of analysis required (e.g., statutory interpretation, policy, client counseling, moral theory)

The Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization

Author: Peter Van den Bossche
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108211119
Format: PDF, ePub
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Retaining the signature clarity and depth that made it an instant classic, this new fourth edition of The Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization examines both the institutional and substantive law of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Fully updated to incorporate all new developments in the WTO's body of case law, this market-leading text offers readers a clear introduction to the basic principles of the multilateral trading system and a detailed examination of the law of the WTO. With integrated questions and assignments which allow readers to easily assess and reinforce their understanding and develop their analytical skills, The Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization is essential reading for all WTO law students and practitioners. Suitable for postgraduate and advanced undergraduate students, this classic text is also the ideal resource for practitioners, diplomats and policymakers looking for an introduction to the law of the WTO.

Concise Guide to Paralegal Ethics Third Edition

Author: Therese A. Cannon
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
ISBN: 0735578672
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This concise version of Therese Cannon's highly acclaimed and successful textbook provides authoritative, concise coverage of ethical principles from the perspective of the practicing paralegal. Perfect for use in shorter courses or in substantive courses where ethics is introduced, this text delivers: current coverage of all the major areas of legal ethics, placing special emphasis on how the rules affect paralegals an authoritative presentation combined with clear and readable pedagogy; each chapter begins with an overview, followed by well-written text in a well-organized format. Key terms are introduced in italics, and marginal definitions help students with terminology. Review questions, hypotheticals, and discussion questions and projects reinforce the material useful appendices that provide the text of relevant ethical codes a teaching package that includes an Instructor's Manual and PowerPoint slides The Third Edition, thoroughly updated and polished, features: updated and new rules, cases, and narrative an exciting new section on assignments and research projects more hypotheticals in discussion questions changes in ABA Model Rules new cases in UPL, confidentiality, and conflicts Written by the highly respected legal educator, Therese Cannon, this succinct, reliable text is the ideal tool for teaching students about paralegal ethics in the real world.

Decedents Estates

Author: Raymond C. O'Brien
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781611638653
Format: PDF
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The third edition continues the use of fact-driven judicial decisions to illustrate transfer of wealth via non-probate transfers, Last Will and Testaments, and intestate succession. This casebook includes status developments, such as same-sex marriage and assisted reproductive technology. Unique to this edition is the discussion of self-settled asset protection trusts, trust protectors, and socially responsible investing. Recognizing the fact of the aging generations, the casebook is unique in its coverage of long-term housing payment options, federal and state entitlement programs designed for seniors, and options necessary for planning for incapacity.

A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting

Author: Kenneth A. Adams
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781590313800
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The focus of this manual is not what provisions to include in a given contract, but instead how to express those provisions in prose that is free ofthe problems that often afflict contracts.

Trial

Author: Roger S. Haydock
Publisher: West Group
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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Many of these strategies and skills also apply to preparing and presenting a case before an administrative-tribunal, a government agency, a hearing examiner, an arbitrator, and other fact finders in other forums. Many of these approaches apply to other lawyering experiences, including presentations before public and private organizations such as boards, legislative bodies, and other decision makers. Presents numerous examples and illustrations of lawyers making statements, examining witnesses, and presenting arguments. These examples reflect the broad range of civil and criminal cases and bring some reality to the explanation of the trial process.