California Legal Ethics

Author: Richard Wydick
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781634592222
Format: PDF, ePub
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The new Ninth Edition of California Legal Ethics reflects extensive updating to integrate new cases and current issues, while keeping its practical, problem-centered focus. The new edition contains more than a dozen new Discussion Problems and nearly a dozen new cases, and integrates readings on current issues. The chapter addressing bias has been extensively reworked to include both recent cases and readings that address the concept of unconscious bias. Approachable, concise, and up-to-date, this practical new edition ensures that students understand the potential ethical pitfalls encountered in the practice of law.

Problems in Legal Ethics

Author: Mortimer Schwartz
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781634592239
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The new Eleventh Edition of the popular Problems in Legal Ethics reflects extensive updating to integrate new cases and current issues, while keeping its practical, problem-centered focus. The new edition contains more than a dozen new Discussion Problems and nearly a dozen new cases, and integrates readings on current issues. The chapter addressing bias has been extensively reworked to include both recent cases and readings that address the concept of unconscious bias. Approachable, concise, and up-to-date, this practical new edition ensures that students understand the potential ethical pitfalls encountered in the practice of law.

Bioethics

Author: Barry R. Furrow
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9780314279897
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book provides a rich body of materials for courses in bioethics and law. Primary legal sources, including judicial opinions, statutes, regulations and institutional policies, will give students insight into the strategies used by courts, legislatures, agencies and health care providers in addressing bioethics issues. The book also draws from interdisciplinary research in medicine, ethics, and law to provide students diverse critiques of legal and public policy issues in bioethics. Materials in this text are tightly edited and designed to create high quality and focused classroom discussion, and, the text includes classroom tested problems that will engage students more deeply on each issue. Bioethics: Health Care Law and Ethics begins with accessible introductory material on how to do ethics analysis. It then provides separate chapters on Reproduction and Birth (including current issues relating to abortion and contraception and issues related to assisted reproductive technologies); Legal, Social, and Ethical Issues in Genetics; Life and Death Decision-making; Regulation of Research Involving Human Subjects; Distributive Justice and Organ Transplantation; and Current Controversies in Public Health (including issues related to immunization practice).

The Legal Profession

Author: Ann Southworth
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781628101720
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Unlike most Professional Responsibility books on the market, this book integrates ethical and legal perspectives with the best available empirical literature on the legal profession. It covers all of the basic ethics topics covered in the standard professional responsibility course, but it blends the coverage of doctrine with an in-depth survey of the legal profession. It links legal ethics with materials drawn from other disciplines, especially sociology, economics, and psychology, to help students appreciate actual practice realities and the implications for daily experience. It includes some of the classic cases and materials on professional responsibility and also features up-to-date problems and materials on current issues. This is the only PR book on the market that provides sufficient explanation of basic legal concepts and the operation of the legal system to make it suitable for first-year students. It includes an extensive teachers' manual with sample syllabi, detailed advice about how to teach the materials, written instructions for role-play exercises, and sample exam questions.

Regulation of Lawyers

Author: Stephen Gillers
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454860960
Format: PDF
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This book goes beyond the rules in teaching students the subtle differences between proper and improper conduct. The book’s balanced and engaging mix of materials supports its comprehensive coverage of professional responsibility issues. Refined through years of classroom use, this casebook offers: condensed coverage of professional responsibility issues in less space (about 120 pages shorter than the regular 10th edition); well-balanced mix of cases, secondary sources, timely materials (often drawn from recent headlines), engaging problems, and challenging notes; discussion beyond the rules and from different perspectives, to recognize that the law is not necessarily self-evident and covers many subtleties; excellent case selection; realistic, helpful, and abundant problems, many based on actual events, that facilitate class discussion and enable students to understand the rules and regulations that will govern their professional behavior; detailed notes which provide in-depth treatment of the issues; high-profile author (Gillers is a highly visible and recognized national authority on professional responsibility); and an accessible and engaging style which is characterized by variety, clarity, and humor.

Professional Responsibility

Author: John Villa
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781634604758
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This unique professional responsibility textbook is focused upon the practical and ethical challenges of representing modern business organizations. All topics are organized around problems that require the exercise of sophisticated professional judgment. While the text covers the ethical standards addressed in typical professional responsibility courses, it also gives particular attention to the increasingly important interaction of ethical rules and other sources of law that define the lawyerâe(tm)s duties in representing business organizations in an increasingly complex world. In addition, the book serves as the first major casebook that can be used for a course on in-house legal practice, which one of the authors has taught for fifteen years. Chapters that can be used in such a course include those that cover communicating outside the company, dealing with employees and auditors, shareholder derivative demands, whistleblowers, multinational regulation, employment rights of inside counsel, overseeing the defense of criminal investigations, selection of outside counsel, and other topics. A detailed Teacher's Manual provides guidance on how to organize and teach the material in a two- or three-credit course, as well as instruction on how to use a hands-on exercise organized as a moot board meeting as the basis for the final exam. The book is co-authored by a nationally recognized litigator who is experienced in legal ethics and a leading scholar in the field.

Professional Responsibility in the Life of the Lawyer 2d

Author: Carl Pierce
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9780314290908
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The condensed second edition of Professional Responsibility in the Life of the Lawyer introduces students to the legal and ethical issues they will encounter along their career paths. The law governing lawyers is presented at every career stage, from seeking admission to the bar, to acquiring clients and representing them in various practice areas, and then to the pursuit of mid-career opportunities and eventual retirement. In every chapter, students are placed in the role of lawyer and asked to solve realistic problems by applying professional conduct rules and other sources of law. The book's "Profiles of Attorney Professionalism" introduce students to positive lawyer role models.

Ethical Dilemmas in the Practice of Law

Author: John S. Dzienkowski
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 9780314150349
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book of case studies and problems brings real ethical dilemmas in legal practice to life by raising ethical issues and dilemmas in the context of actual fact patterns. These case studies are created from actual ethical problems that have arisen in malpractice cases, state bar grievances, motions to disqualify counsel, or other claims against lawyers. The materials have been developed and tested in the classroom for over a decade. The text uses twelve short case studies to present material in the topics of attorney client relationships, confidentiality, conflicts of interests, candor to the court, and attorney-client fee agreements. Each case study contains a short statement of the facts and is followed by different types of source materials, such as motions, depositions, affidavits, emails, and engagement letters. The case studies also include a selection of relevant legal authorities such as court opinions, ethics rules and opinions, rules of evidence, and rules of pro

Genetics

Author: Mark Rothstein
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781634591577
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book covers the legal impact of genetics across the legal spectrum--from family law to medical malpractice law to forensics. It is perfect for an upper level seminar or course. It addresses ethical and legal issues of contemporary significance, including the regulation of genetic research; medical applications including prenatal testing, pharmacogenomics, and gene therapy; paternity testing; intellectual property rights; and the use of genetic information by law enforcement, courts, insurers, employers, and schools. No scientific background on the part of the students or professor is required.

Professional Responsibility

Author: James R. Devine
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9780314908858
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Fourth Edition of this popular text continues the tradition of using problems to help students identify professional responsibility issues, then providing references to the relevant Model Rules and excerpts from reported cases, ethics committee opinions, law review and bar journal articles, and other secondary sources. The approach is comprehensive, with discussions of all of the Model Rules and most of the Model Code of Judicial Conduct, including new provisions of both sets of rules adopted since the Third Edition of the text. The text is still a reasonable size (600 pages), allowing instructors to cover the entire book in a three hour class. The Teacher's Manual and website provide instructors with lecture outlines, PowerPoint slides, a sample syllabus, and even sample quiz and final examination questions, so this is not just a textbook, but also a complete "course kit" for Professional Responsibility instructors.