Professional Responsibility in Litigation

Author: Douglas R. Richmond
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781634254410
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Facing numerous professional responsibility challenges, trial and appellate lawyers must handle significant problems that can arise suddenly or in difficult circumstances. Written by experienced trial and appellate lawyers, this updated edition focuses on the responsibilities of practicing lawyers. Organized as an anthology with chapters that trace the life of a lawsuit from start to finish, each chapter covers a key aspect of litigation in depth. It begins with an examination of the professional responsibility issues attending pre-suit investigations and the initiation of litigation, and concludes with a discussion of the professional responsibilities unique to appellate lawyers. Chapters address key issues, such as pre-suit investigation; co-counsel and referral relationships; surreptitious investigations and discovery; ethics of e-discovery; receipt and release of confidential information; expert witness conflicts of interest; false testimony; lawyers as witnesses; and more.

Modern Litigation and Professional Responsibility Handbook

Author: William H. Fortune
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
ISBN: 9780735516281
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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.

Cases and Materials on the Professional Responsibility of Lawyers

Author: John Floyd Sutton
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN:
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Introduces students to rules of ethics, procedure, and substantive principles of law. Students are reminded of the three principal contexts of lawyer regulation: (1) the disciplinary committee; (2) the malpractice forum; and (3) the judicial regulation of lawyers in representing clients. The book also balances professional responsibility issues in litigation and office practice areas. Over a quarter of the discussion on representation is devoted to problems of a lawyer as an adviser, intermediary, evaluator, and lobbyist. Students entering an office practice (tax, corporate, securities, and real estate) will benefit from the book, as will those who practice in the civil or criminal courtroom.

Lawyers Ethics and Professional Responsibility

Author: Andrew Boon
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1509901809
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This book aims to produce lawyers who can debate, criticise and change professional ethics as well as understand their underlying rationale. Written by the author of the leading work on the subject, The Ethics and Conduct of Lawyers in England and Wales, this book is aimed at the undergraduate or postgraduate student taking a half or full course in the subject. The book is divided into four parts dealing with the professional and regulatory framework for delivering legal services, the obligations owed to clients, wider duties and responsibilities and practice settings. It sets out the important background to the modern practice of law, and explains the theoretical underpinning of professional ethics and its everyday application through conduct rules and principles. Extracts from legislation, cases and conduct rules are provided, and comparative issues are considered where relevant. The book is also interactive, raising issues and posing questions that will encourage students to engage with the material as they read, which will also be helpful for classroom discussion.

Ethics and Professional Responsibility for Paralegals

Author: Therese A. Cannon
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 145487337X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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With complete coverage of the ethical principles that inform the role of the paralegal, Ethics and Professional Responsibility for Paralegals, Eighth Edition is ideal for use as either a primary course book, or a supplementary text. An authoritative presentation combined with clear and readable pedagogy enriches all levels of inquiry into the ethics of legal practice. Key Benefits: Comprehensive coverage of the professional responsibilities of paralegals, illuminated with chapter overviews, key terms, and a student-friendly organization. Discussion questions with hypotheticals and review questions in each chapter. Landmark cases, many involving paralegals, that demonstrate how the principles and rules of ethics are applied. Updated ethics opinions, with a focus on technology and social media, supported by new hypotheticals. Expanded coverage of how technology is affecting various aspects of ethics and practice, including confidentiality and privilege, competence, conflicts of interest and advertising. Many new cases including: State Bar v. Lang (unauthorized practice of law), Committee v. JPMorgan Chase (competence), Lola v. Skadden (professionalism), Pension Committee v. Banc of America Securities (advocacy), and McDermott v. Superior Court (confidentiality).

Ethics Professional Responsibility and the Lawyer

Author: Duncan Alexander Webb
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781927227824
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Since the last edition of Ethics, Professional Responsibility and the Lawyer was published the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006 has been enacted and Rules of Conduct and Client Care replaced the Rules of Professional Conduct for Barristers and Solicitors in 2008. Consequently there have been huge changes to the field of legal ethics. This new edition incorporates these changes and the relevant jurisprudence and includes expanded analysis of associated key topics including: lawyer-client relationships and conflicts; client confidences; privacy; and duties of care. Legal ethics is a compulsory course for all New Zealand law students and an integral part of the lawyers' professional life making Ethics, Professional Responsibility and the Lawyer a must-have text for all current and aspiring lawyers.; Reflects and discusses the changes to the legal profession (and its ethical and professional responsibility requirements) with the implementation of Lawyers and Conveyancers Act (2006) and the new rules of Conduct and Client Care ; Expanded discussion of duties of client care; privacy; litigation duties and confidence; Clarification of distinctions between confidentiality and privacy; Extensive revision of sections on lawyer-client relationships especially the cab-rank rule and termination and lawyer-client conflicts

Model Rules of Professional Conduct

Author: ABA Center for Professional Conduct
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781604425178
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The Model Rules of Professional Conduct offers timely information on lawyer ethics. The black-letter Rules of Professional Conduct are followed by numbered Comments that explain each Rule's purpose and provide suggestions for its practical application. The Rules help lawyers identify proper conduct in a variety of given situations, review those instances where discretionary action is possible, and define the nature of the lawyer's relationship with clients, colleagues, and the courts.

Professional Responsibility

Author: W. Bradley Wendel
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
ISBN: 073556244X
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Now in its Second Edition, Examples & Explanations: Professional Responsibility continues to be an appropriate ancillary source for students in any Professional Responsibility course. Not only does it utilize the proven pedagogy of the E&E series, but it is a completely comprehensive and well-balanced text. This problem-oriented guide is not a simple march through the Model Rules. Instead, it is structured around concepts, with rules and the generally applicable law introduced as needed. This edition retains the great features that made it a dependable source for students in its First Edition: covers the entire law governing lawyers includes agency, fiduciary duty, tort, contract, constitutional, and corporate and securities law. applies concepts and introduces the generally applicable law as needed, avoiding a narrow focus on the Model Rules supplements textual discussions with examples that work through progressively more complex issues uses both text and problems to break the analysis down into steps presents a balanced approach to controversial issues offers an accessible, conversational style draws examples from actual cases, so they are representative of the problems students can expect to encounter in practice incorporates the new sources of law (ABA's Ethics 2000 Initiative, Restatement of Law Governing Lawyers, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act) organically, rather than as add-ons Carefully revised in its Second Edition, this fully up-to-date source: integrates carefully and thoughtfully updated cases, ethics opinions, and problems emphasizes the newest versions of the ABA rules, while retaining information about the older rules where necessary An author website to support classroom instruction using this title is available at http://www.aspenlawschool.com/wendel2