Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law

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Aspen Publishers, Jan 1, 2005 - Law - 738 pages
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Before you select a casebook for your next course in Legal Ethics or
Professional Responsibility, be sure to examine this strong, new problem-based
offering. Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law is an engaging and
completely up-to-date teaching tool with a decidedly practical perspective.
The authors combine a compelling, user-friendly writing style with a polished
and well-tested pedagogical structure: respected authors Lerman and Schrag
draw on their broad range of classroom, clinical, research, and policy-making
experience contemporary approach succinctly covers all essential ethical
issues and topics using clear, thorough exposition of ethical standards,
succinct examples drawn from recent cases, and challenging problems involving
interplay of strategic and ethical concerns thoughtful presentation of the
full range of ethics topics and issues, including confidentiality, conflicts,
and other issues addressed by ethics codes. Also covers other law governing
lawyers, such as malpractice, agency and criminal law, disqualification, and
wrongful discharge -- as well as key contemporary concerns, such as lawyers'
public responsibilities up-to-date text based on the latest amendments to the
rules of professional conduct, along with many problems based on recent cases;
addresses such timely issues as billing fraud, laws and rules that limit
extending legal services to the poor and middle class, and the impact of
billable hour requirements on the quality of lawyers' lives more than seventy
appealing, detailed problems based on real cases relating to issues that
students are likely to encounter in their first few years of practice
skillful use of cases, with some presented directly (for example, Nix v.
Whiteside and Jones v. Barnes), while others, such as Fiandaca and Fisons,
appear in the form of contextualized problems and place students in the role
of the lawyer who is handling the case distinct graphic elements throughout
the book reinforce the text. Tables and boxes help students see the
relationships among parts of rules or theory; more than eighty pictures and
cartoons enliven the discussion for instructors, the extensive Teacher's
Manual simplifies class preparation: contains teaching tips, follow-up
problems, suggested role-plays, and short writing exercises includes detailed
analyses of problems in the text, with both pro and con positions and
information about the outcomes of the real cases on which the problems are
based is accompanied by an audio CD, which can be played in class, with
readings by the lawyers who participated in the actual cases
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Introduction 1

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Philip G. Schrag is Professor of Law and Director, Center for Applied Legal Studies, Georgetown University Law Center. Lisa G. Lerman is Professor of Law and Director, Law and Public Policy Program, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.

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