California Professional Liability & Responsibility
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California Professional Liability & Responsibility provides a concise explanation of the rules and concepts of lawyer professional responsibility and liability in California.
Analysis includes the applicable statutes, California Rules of Professional Conduct, caselaw, and bar association opinions that govern attorney conduct and liability. Discussed are the duties to uphold the integrity of the legal profession and administration of justice, as well as the duties to prospective clients. Additional analyses include formation and ending of the attorney-client relationship, providing legal services, fee disputes, and client trust accounting.
Also included is law firm management and advertising legal services, mandatory reporting to the California State Bar, and the attorney discipline process.
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Table of contents
Chapter 1 Duties to Uphold the Integrity of the Legal Profession and Ensure the Administration of Justice
Chapter 2 Before the Attorney-Client Relationship Forms: Duties to Prospective Clients
Chapter 3 Formation of the Attorney-Client Relationship
Chapter 4 Providing Legal Services
Chapter 5 Ending the Attorney-Client Relationship and Duties to Former Clients
Chapter 6 Conflicts of Interest and Disqualification of Counsel
Chapter 7 Attorney-Client Privilege and the Attorney Work Product Doctrine
Chapter 8 Fee Disputes with Current and Former Clients
Chapter 9 Safekeeping Funds and Property of Clients and Other Persons (Client Trust Accounting)
Chapter 10 Civil Liability for Legal Malpractice, Fiduciary Breach, and Related Claims
Chapter 11 Law Firm Management and Advertising
Chapter 12 Mandatory Reporting to the California State Bar
Chapter 13 Attorney Discipline