Professional Responsibility

Author: Nathan M. Crystal
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 9781454848813
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Known for helping students develop the ability to make sound judgments and to develop a philosophy of lawyering, the concise Professional Responsibility: Problems of Practice and the Profession, Sixth Edition is adaptable to a host of teaching styles. Scores of realistic problems call on students to develop a cogent philosophy of lawyering as they master basic concepts and prepare for the MPRE.

Problems in Professional Responsibility for a Changing Profession

Author: Andrew L. Kaufman
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Kaufman and Wilkins mark the 20th anniversary of Problems in Professional Responsibility for a Changing Profession with a new 5th edition. Their new edition covers judicial, legislative, and executive developments in the traditional fields of conflicting interests and confidentiality, specialty fields of corporate and government representation as well as representation of those with impaired capacity. It also deals with the problems created by the increasing nationalization and internationalization of law practice, including the basic problem of trying to determine whose professional responsibility law governs the activity of lawyers when they engage in activity beyond their home jurisdictions. Various efforts to reform the profession here and abroad to meet the legal needs of clients and would-be clients are also presented. The authors have added substantial new material dealing with the demographics and institutions of law practice and their effect on professional identity.

Selected Standards on Professional Responsibility

Author: Thomas D. Morgan
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 9781599416885
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Professional responsibility is one of the most rapidly changing fields in American law. New rules, not just new cases, emerge each year. Covering national as well as the New York and California standards on professional responsibility, this edition collects the most up-to-date and important standards that govern judicial and legal ethics. The book provides students, faculty, the practicing bar, and judges an essential examination of the many professional responsibility issues they will confront on a daily basis.

Understanding Lawyers Ethics

Author: Monroe H. Freedman
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 1422470229
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This Understanding treatise presents a systematic position on lawyers' ethics. The authors argue that lawyers' ethics is rooted in the Bill of Rights and in the autonomy and the dignity of the individual. This traditionalist, client-centered view of the lawyer's role in an adversary system corresponds to the ethical standards that are held by a large proportion of the practicing bar.From this perspective, the authors of Understanding Lawyers' Ethics analyze the fundamental issues of lawyers' ethics, and particularly the ABA's Model Rules and Model Code. Even if students do not share the authors' viewpoint, they can benefit from this presentation because it challenges them to appreciate the underlying reasons for the position presented. This treatise 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.The Fourth Edition includes: A new section on Law vs. Justice, in addition to the section on Moral Values and Ethical Choices The debate between Mike Tigar and Freedman on morality in lawyering. A new chapter on Lawyers' Ethics in a Time of Crisis A chapter on Judicial Ethics, with analysis of Caperton v. Massey Coal Co. and White v. Republican Party of Minnesota, as well as critical commentary on the failure of several Supreme Court justices to recuse themselves when required by the Constitution and by statute to do so A concise but comprehensive chapter on Prosecutors' Ethics A demonstration that the corporate-fraud report up and report out provisions have been deliberately drafted to defeat their purported purpose Harmonization of Primus and Ohralik, showing that even in-person solicitation of clients is entitled to a level of First Amendment protection An on-line debate among Steve Gillers, three practicing lawyers, and Freedman about professionalism, and whether a lawyer should take advantage of an adversary's mistake A candid chapter on Counseling Clients, Coaching Witnesses, and Cross-Examining to Discredit the Truth

Urban Lawyers

Author: John P. Heinz
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226325408
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Over the past several decades, the number of lawyers in large cities has doubled, women have entered the bar at an unprecedented rate, and the scale of firms has greatly expanded. This immense growth has transformed the nature and social structure of the legal profession. In the most comprehensive analysis of the urban bar to date, Urban Lawyers presents a compelling portrait of how these changes continue to shape the field of law today. Drawing on extensive interviews with Chicago lawyers, the authors demonstrate how developments in the profession have affected virtually every aspect of the work and careers of urban lawyers-their relationships with clients, job tenure and satisfaction, income, social and political values, networks of professional connections, and patterns of participation in the broader community. Yet despite the dramatic changes, much remains the same. Stratification of income and power based on gender, race, and religious background, for instance, still maintains inequality within the bar. The authors of Urban Lawyers conclude that organizational priorities will likely determine the future direction of the legal profession. And with this landmark study as their guide, readers will be able to make their own informed predictions.

Unincorporated Business Entities

Author: Larry E. Ribstein
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 0327191503
Format: PDF, Docs
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The rapid proliferation of unincorporated business forms has moved beyond the scope of traditional Corporations and Agency/Partnership courses and textbooks, which leaves students without the necessary knowledge to competently advise business clients. Unincorporated Business Entities was designed to fill that widening gap in the existing curriculum. Unincorporated Business Entities is designed for a three-semester-hour course and has the following features: • Like its predecessors, the new edition of Unincorporated Business Entities takes a business planning approach to teaching the modern law of partnerships and other unincorporated firms. • The material on LLCs has largely been rewritten, reflecting the rapid development in this form over the last several years. • Each chapter contains new and updated notes and problems that provide a "hands-on" approach to the consequences of, and planning and drafting for, issues in agency, partnership, limited partnerships, LLCs, and limited liability partnerships. • The materials on partners' financial rights now include a short primer on financial accounting. The Teacher's Manual is almost six-fold expanded from previous versions. It contains approaches to organizing classes, synopses of all the cases, lecture outlines, proposed questions and answers, discussions of answers to all the problems, diagrams of the complex cases, and flow charts of complex statutory analysis in areas like partnership dissolution and winding up. The Appendix also contains the partnership, limited partnership, and limited liability company statutes you will need for reference purposes.

Selected Standards on Professional Responsibility

Author: Thomas Morgan
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 9781634607131
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Selected Standards on Professional Responsibility discusses one of the most rapidly changing fields in American law. Covering national, as well as New York and California, standards on professional responsibility, this volume collects the most up-to-date and important standards that govern judicial and legal ethics, including: ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct California Rules of Professional Conduct New York Rules of Professional Conduct ABA Model Code of Professional Responsibility ABA Canons of Professional Ethics ABA Model Code of Judicial Conduct California Code of Judicial Ethics Relevant Federal Statutes and Rules Applicable to Lawyers Students, faculty, the practicing bar, and judges will find this book to be an essential examination of professional responsibility issues they confront daily.

Legal Writing

Author: Linda H. Edwards
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454895918
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Legal Writing: Process, Analysis, and Organization, Seventh Edition by the 2017 Burton Award recipient and renowned author, Linda Edwards, is the only legal writing text that uses a process approach, presenting writing as a logical sequence of steps. Streamlined to meet the needs of today’s students, the Seventh Edition uses adult learning theory concepts and a “flipped classroom” approach to add even greater focus and efficiency to classroom and study time. Key Features: New Chapter (4) on working with statutes. Updated chapter on citation Improved coverage of brief-writing Streamlined chapter on letter writing to better meet the need of a first-year course. Modern process approach, with streamlined content for better absorption by students Clear and informal language Helpful appendices offering sample of office memos, sample letters, and appellate briefs.

Civil Procedure

Author: Stephen N. Subrin
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454880325
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Written by respected scholars and experienced educators, this book showcases rules and doctrine of civil procedure at work in actual practice of law. The procedural and nonprocedural aspects of the cases are thought-provoking, to hold students’ interest. Each chapter contains a well-written introduction, cases, and clear explanations of the doctrine, supported by comments and questions which deepen students’ understanding and clarify key concepts. This book also includes more than forty well-crafted problems the can be used in or out of class to to help students solidify their understanding of the materials. In-class exercises and simulations based on two sample case files are integrated throughout. Pleadings, memoranda, transcripts, exhibits, motions, and more – all taken from real cases – appear in the Appendix. Features: All cases and notes have been updated so that the book is current through the early part of 2016 Authors have added several practice exercises to the text that give students more experiential learning opportunities Two sample case files with transcripts, memoranda, exhibits, motions integrated throughout book Emphasis on lawyering skills and values and social responsibility Distinguished authorship by experienced educator-scholars