Legal Ethics in the Practice of Law

This new edition of Legal Ethics in the Practice of Law continues its practice-oriented, "real world", problem-driven approach to teaching legal ethics, the approach pioneered in this volume's first three editions.
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Book Edition: 2019-02

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This book can be used as a standalone text for practitioners, or may be used to supplement the Legal Ethics in the Practice of Law casebook, now in its fifth ediition (2019). This edition includes ABA and California changes through 2018, a substantive rule-by-rule comparison of the ABA Model Rules and both new and former California Rules, and the ABA and California Judicial Codes.

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Table of Contents

PART ONE · RULES AND REFLECTIONS

Introduction

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

Index