9781640205970 (electronic book) 1640205977 (electronic book) 9781628100365 1628100362
"Many law professors aim to probe deep ethical issues in class. But they also need to cover the material that the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination requires. The Rotunda Nutshell fulfils that need as it digests the Model Rules in an engaging, analytical, and often critical way. In a surprisingly pithy manner, this book places the Rules in an historic context that lets the student understand problems with prior versions of the Rules, which led to the present version. The Nutshell also analyzes the American Law Institute's Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers, Third. This approach frees up precious class time for important normative issues. And, this Nutshell helps your students come up with better answers to your Socratic questions than you anticipated. This book has proved so popular as an explanation of the basic principles of legal ethics that it has been translated into Japanese and used there to teach American legal ethics."--Publisher website.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction: the preamble, scope, and Rule 1.0 Rule 1.1: Competence Rule 1.2: Scope of representation and allocation of authority Rule 1.3: Diligence Rule 1.4: Communication Rule 1.5: Fees Rule 1.6: Confidentiality of information Rule 1.7: Conflicts of interest : current clients Rule 1.8: Conflict of interest : current clients : specific rules Rule 1.9: Duties to former clients Rule 1.10: Imputation of conflicts of interest Rule 1.11: Special conflicts of interest for former and current government officers and employees Rule 1.12: Former judge, arbitrator, mediator or other third party neutral Rule 1.13: The organization as a client Rule 1.14: Client with diminished capacity Rule 1.15: Safekeeping property Rule 1.16: Declining or terminating representation Rule 1.17: Sale of law practice Rule 1.18: Duties to prospective clients Rule 2.1: The lawyer as advisor Rule 2.2 Intermediary Rule 2.3: Evaluation for use by third persons Rule 2.4: Lawyer serving as third party neutral Rule 3.1: Meritorious claims and contentions Rule 3.2: Expediting litigation Rule 3.3: Candor toward the tribunal Rule 3.4: Fairness to the opposing party and counsel Rule 3.5: Impartiality and decorum of the tribunal Rule 3.6: Trial publicity Rule 3.7: Lawyer as witness Rule 3.8: Special responsibilities of a prosecutor Rule 3.9: Advocate in nonadjudicative proceedings Rule 4.1: Truthfulness in statements to others Rule 4.2: Communication with a person represented by counsel Rule 4.3: Dealing with unrepresented person Rule 4.4: Respect for rights of third persons Rule 5.1: Responsibilities of partners, managers, and supervisory lawyers Rule 5.2: Responsibilities of a subordinate lawyer Rule 5.3: Responsibilities regarding nonlawyer assistants Rule 5.4: Professional independence of a lawyer Rule 5.5: Unauthorized practice of law; multijurisdictional practice of law Rule 5.6: Restrictions on right to practice Rule 5.7: Responsibilities regarding law-related services Rule 6.1: Voluntary pro bono publico service Rule 6.2: Accepting appointments Rule 6.3: Membership in legal services organizations Rule 6.4: Law reform activities affecting client interests Rule 6.5: Non-profit and court-annexed limited legal-services programs Rule 7.1: Communications concerning a lawyer's services Rule 7.2: Advertising Rule 7.3: Direct contact with prospective clients Rule 7.4: Communication of fields of practice and specialization Rule 7.5: Firm names and letterheads Rule 7.6: Political contributions to obtain government legal engagements or appointments by judges Rule 8.1: Bar admission and disciplinary matters Rule 8.2: Judicial and legal officials Rule 8.3: Reporting professional misconduct Rule 8.4: Misconduct Rule 8.5: Disciplinary authority : choice of law.
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Online resource (West Academic, viewed April 26, 2018).