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Books on Professional Responsibility


Legal Malpractice - Ronald E. Mallen; Jeffrey M. Smith
Call Number: KF313 .M29 v.1 2015 ed.
ISBN: 0314054928
Publication Date: 2015

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Lessons Learned: Practical Ethics for Busy Lawyers - Kevin W. Dornan
Call Number: KF306 .D67 2016
ISBN: 1634254244
Publication Date: 2016
Topics include: avoiding unintended clients; writing solid and ethical fee agreements; ensuring that referral fees comply with the Rules; maintaining confidentiality and communication; being aware of and dealing with conflicts of interest; and senior lawyers pressuring subordinates for unethical behavior.

Restatement of the Law, the Law Governing Lawyers - American Law Institute Staff (Contribution by)
Call Number: KF300 .R469 2000
ISBN: 0314251227
Publication Date: 2000

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The Trouble with Lawyers - Deborah L. Rhode
Call Number: KF297 .R464 2015
ISBN: 0190217227
Publication Date: 2015
Deborah Rhode's The Trouble with Lawyers is a comprehensive account of the challenges facing the American bar. She examines how the problems have affected (and originated within) law schools, firms, and governance institutions like bar associations; the impact on the justice system and access to lawyers for the poor; and the profession's underlying difficulties with diversity. She uncovers the structural problems, from the tyranny of law school rankings and billable hours to the lack of accountability and innovation built into legal governance-all of which do a disservice to lawyers, their clients, and the public.

 

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Professional Responsibility in the Life of the Lawyer - Carl A. Pierce; Judy M. Cornett; Alex Long
Call Number: KF306 .P54 2011
ISBN: 0314150102
Publication Date: 2011
This casebook follows the career path of a lawyer, introducing law students to the ethical issues they will encounter at each stage. From becoming a law student, to seeking admission to the bar, to acquiring clients and representing them, and then to their pursuit of mid-career opportunities and eventual retirement -- students are introduced to the rules of professional conduct and the law governing lawyers as they apply at each career stage. This casebook meets students where they are and presents the law of legal ethics in a logical sequence, enabling students to see how they will be impacted by the ethics rules throughout their careers.

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The Legal Profession: Ethics in Contemporary Practice - Ann Southworth; Catherine Fisk
Call Number: KF305.A8 S68 2014
ISBN: 1628101725
Publication Date: 2014
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.

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Regulation of the Legal Profession - Stephen Gillers
Call Number: KF311 .G55 2009
ISBN: 0735577382
Publication Date: 2009
Offering big-picture perspective on Professional Responsibility, this brief introduction illuminates essential concepts with Stephen Gillers' characteristic expertise and clarity.

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Understanding Lawyers' Ethics - Monroe H. Freedman; Abbe Smith
Call Number: KF306 .F76 2016 (Reserve)
ISBN: 1632845067
Publication Date: 2016
This Understanding treatise analyzes the fundamental issues of lawyers' ethics and the ABA's Model Rules. It is designed to facilitate a real understanding of legal rules as distinguished from a superficial familiarity with them by challenging the reader to test their understanding of the legal rules against the reader's own moral standards and reasoned judgment.

Professional Responsibility, A Student's Guide - Ronald D. Rotunda; John S. Dzienkowski
Call Number: KF306 .R68 2009
ISBN: 0314206183
Publication Date: 2009
This book on legal ethics is the premier text that examines the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, the ABA Code of Judicial Conduct, the American Law Institute's new Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers, and the case law.

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