Legal Ethics in the Practice of Law
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Table of Contents
PART ONE · RULES AND REFLECTIONS
Chapter 1 · Initial Reflections on Ethics, Morality, and Justice in an Adversary System
PART TWO · THE LAWYER-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP
Chapter 2 · Undertaking a Case
Chapter 3 · Communication and Confidentiality
Chapter 4 · Loyalties and Conflicts of Interest
Chapter 5 · Who Controls the Case? How Should Lawyers and Clients Share Decision-Making?
PART THREE · BALANCING THE DUTY OF ADVOCACY WITH THE DUTY TO THE LEGAL SYSTEM
Chapter 6 · What Price Truth? What Price Justice? What Price Advocacy?
Chapter 7 · Tactics, Free Speech, and Playing by the Rules
Chapter 8 · The Special Problems of the Government Lawyer
Chapter 9 · The Lawyer Acting as Adviser
PART FOUR · THE PRESSURES, ECONOMICS, AND DIVERSITY OF MODERN PRACTICE
Chapter 10 · The Lawyer as part of the Law Firm Structure
Chapter 11 · Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and the Realities of Modern Practice
Chapter 12 · The Economics of Lawyering
PART FIVE · OTHER ATTORNEY CONDUCT ISSUES
Chapter 13 · Admissions, Discipline, and Some Other Rules of Lawyering