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Books on Professional Responsibility
Lessons Learned: Practical Ethics for Busy Lawyers by
Call Number: KF306 .D67 2016
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.
The Trouble with Lawyers by
Call Number: KF297 .R464 2015
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.
Legal ethics and social media : a practitioner's handbook by
Call Number: KF390.5 .C6 J33 2017
Publication Date: 2017
Contents include: When J.D. means "just don't" know, digital competence is essential -- The "duty to Google" : representing clients in the digital age -- You posted what? : advising your client about social media -- Social sleuthing and discovery -- Digital hide-and-seek? : preservation and spoliation of evidence -- Juror, juror on the (social media) wall, who's the fairest of them all? -- Through the prosecutorial looking glass : prosecutors, ethics, and social media -- "Friends" with no benefits? : judges, legal ethics, and social media -- Cover your digital assets! : social media's impact on the transactional lawyer -- Attorney advertising in an age of LinkedIn, Twitter and blogs -- They said what about me? : ethically filtering your response to a negative online review -- Selfie sabotage? : lawyers are human, too! -- The once and future lawyer : digital defender and client's keeper?
Legal Ethics, Professional Responsibility, and the Legal Profession by
Call Number: KF306 .S57 2018 (Reserve)
Publication Date: 2018
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 of lawyer and judicial ethics. As a multi-dimensional work by scholarly experts in several fields, the Hornbook (1) begins with the changing environment in which legal services are provided in the modern economy; (2) continues with a theoretical grounding of legal ethics in moral philosophy; (3) offers empirical evidence and discussion about professional formation and moral development; (4) provides a comprehensive analysis of the law of lawyer ethics; (5) includes a rich discussion of the modern law of legal malpractice, and (6) concludes with exploration of the rules of judicial ethics.
Casebooks and Supplements
Professional Responsibility in the Life of the Lawyer by
Call Number: KF306 .P54 2011
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.
The Legal Profession: Ethics in Contemporary Practice by
Call Number: KF305.A8 S68 2014
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.
Regulation of the Legal Profession by
Call Number: KF311 .G55 2009
Publication Date: 2009
Offering big-picture perspective on Professional Responsibility, this brief introduction illuminates essential concepts with Stephen Gillers' characteristic expertise and clarity.
Understanding Lawyers' Ethics by
Call Number: KF306 .F76 2016 (Reserve)
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 by
Call Number: KF306 .R68 2009
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.
Legal Ethics in a Nutshell by
Call Number: KF306.Z9 R686 2018 (Reserve)
Publication Date: 2018
Many law professors aim to probe deep ethical issues in class. But they also need to cover the material that the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination requires. The Rotunda Nutshell fulfils that need as it digests the Model Rules in an engaging, analytical, and often critical way. In a surprisingly pithy manner, this book places the Rules in an historic context that lets the student understand problems with prior versions of the Rules, which led to the present version. The Nutshell also analyzes the American Law Institute's Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers, Third. This approach frees up precious class time for important normative issues. And, this Nutshell helps your students come up with better answers to your Socratic questions than you anticipated. This book has proved so popular as an explanation of the basic principles of legal ethics that it has been translated into Japanese and used there to teach American legal ethics.
Glannon Guide to Professional Responsibility by
Call Number: KF306 .S79 2019
Publication Date: 2019
Law school classroom lectures can leave you with a lot of questions. Glannon Guides can help you better understand your classroom lecture with straightforward explanations of tough concepts with hypos that help you understand their application. The Glannon Guide is your proven partner throughout the semester when you need a supplement to (or substitute for) classroom lecture. Here's why you need to use Glannon Guides to help you better understand what is being taught in the classroom: It mirrors the classroom experience by teaching through explanation, interspersed with hypotheticals to illustrate application. Both correct and incorrect answers are explained; you learn why a solution does or does not work. Glannon Guides provide straightforward explanations of complex legal concepts, often in a humorous style that makes material stick.