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Mastering professional responsibility

Author: Grace M Giesel
Publisher: Durham, North Carolina : Carolina Academic Press, [2015]
Series: Carolina Academic Press mastering series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Grace M Giesel
ISBN: 9781611636208 1611636205
OCLC Number: 893857993
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxxix, 419 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Section I. Regulation of the legal profession --
Sources of professional responsibility law --
Admission to the bar --
The discipline process and jurisdiction for discipline --
Section II. Basics of the lawyer-client relationship --
Basis of duty: the lawyer-client relationship --
Competence and diligence --
Malpractice and other civil liability --
Ineffective assistance of counsel --
Scope of the representation and communication with the client --
Fees --
Dealing with the property of clients and third parties --
Refusing to form a lawyer-client relationship or ending a lawyer-client relationship --
Sale of a practice --
Section III. Special types of clients --
Organizational clients --
Clients with diminished capacity --
Section IV. Confidentiality --
The duty of confidentiality --
The attorney-client privilege and the work product doctrine --
Section V. Conflicts of interest --
Introduction to conflicts of interest concepts --
Conflicts and current clients --
Conflicts and former clients --
Conflicts and prospective clients --
Conflict of interest rules for particular situations --
Conflicts and lawyers who are public officials or other government employees --
Conflicts and former judges, other adjudicative officers, law clerks, and third party neutrals --
Section VI. When a lawyer is not in an advocate role --
Lawyer evaluation of a client's matter for a third party --
A lawyer as a third-party neutral --
Section VII. The Lawyer as an advocate --
Frivolous positions --
The duty to expedite litigation --
Honesty and candor --
Fairness --
Impartiality --
Publicity relating to trials --
The lawyer witness --
The lawyer as prosecutor --
Duties in nonadjudicative proceedings --
Section VIII. Dealing with nonclients --
Truthfulness to third parties --
Contact with represented persons --
Respect for the rights of nonclients --
Section IX. Practicing Law --
Supervision and responsibility for other lawyers, nonlawyer employees, and other assistants --
Professional independence --
The unauthorized practice of law --
Restrictions on a lawyer's right to practice law --
Ancillary services --
Section X. Lawyers as public servants --
Pro bono service --
Legal services organizations, law reform, and legal services programs --
Section XI. Advertising and other communications about legal services --
Communications about lawyer services --
Paying to play: political contributions --
Section XII. General duties --
Judicial candidates and statements about judges --
General misconduct --
The duty to report misconduct --
Mastering professional responsibility master checklist --
Table of cases --
Table of rules.
Series Title: Carolina Academic Press mastering series.
Responsibility: Grace M. Giesel, Bernard Flexner Professor and Distinguished Teaching Professor, University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law.

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