Washington Legal Ethics Deskbook
Reviewed by members of the WSBA Office of Disciplinary Counsel, this deskbook remains the must-have reference for any attorney practicing in Washington—a one-volume comprehensive but practical and accessible resource to help guide you through the ethics and law firm risk management issues arising in daily practice. Includes digital forms.
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The 2020 second edition reflects developments locally and nationally in both the RPCs and the broader law of lawyering over the decade since the 2009 update. At the same time, this edition remains focused on providing practical guidance for lawyers navigating an increasingly complex legal environment.
Two new chapters were added in the second edition:
Chapter 20 Limited License Legal Technicians (LLLTs)
Chapter 21 Ethics Issues in Criminal Practice: Prosecution and Criminal Defense
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Table of contents
Chapter 1. Formation of the Attorney-Client Relationship (Paul R. Raskin)
Chapter 2. Law Firm Marketing (Mark J. Fucile)
Chapter 3. Attorney Fees (G. Lee Raaen)
Chapter 4. Withdrawal from Employment and Terminating the Attorney-Client
Relationship (Sims Weymuller)
Chapter 5. Client Trust Accounts (Cheryl M. Heuett)
Chapter 6. Law Practice Organization, Management, and Sales (Mark J. Fucile)
Chapter 7. Confidentiality (Anne I. Seidel)
Chapter 8. Competence, Diligence, Zealousness and the Duty to Supervise Others
(Kathryn L. Kafka)
Chapter 9. Litigation Ethics (Mark J. Fucile)
Chapter 10. Identification of the Client in Organizational Settings (Mark J. Fucile)
Chapter 11. Conflicts of Interest (Diane Feth, Erin Warren)
Chapter 12. Washington Mediation Ethics (Kathleen Wareham)
Chapter 13. Government Lawyers (Julian M. Bray)
Chapter 14. Legal Malpractice and Other Theories of Lawyer Civil Liability
(Mark J. Fucile)
Chapter 15. Washington's Lawyer Discipline System (Douglas J. Ende, Felice P.
Chapter 16. Ethics Issues in Bankruptcy (Alan D. Smith)
Chapter 17. Reciprocal Admission, Multijurisdictional Practice, and Choice of Law
(Mark J. Fucile)
Chapter 18. Ethics Issues in Pro Bono Representation (Joanna Plichta Boisen)
Chapter 19. Ethics Issues in Vulnerable Client Representation (Genevieve Mann)
Chapter 20. Limited License Legal Technicians (LLLTs) (Ellen Conedera Dial)
Chapter 21. Ethics Issues in Criminal Practice: Prosecution and Criminal Defense