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Ethics for the Legal Professional

ISBN-10: 0132436477
ISBN-13: 9780132436472
Edition: 6th 2008
Authors: Deborah Orlik
List price: $119.00
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Description: "Ethics for the Legal Professional "sets the standard for professional responsibility books. Now in its sixth edition, the book has been reorganized to reflect the changes in the paralegal profession. It begins with concrete concepts that have been  More...

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Book details

List price: $119.00
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 4/30/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.628

"Ethics for the Legal Professional "sets the standard for professional responsibility books. Now in its sixth edition, the book has been reorganized to reflect the changes in the paralegal profession. It begins with concrete concepts that have been given some clear direction in the courts and state legislatures (UPL confidentiality and conflicts) before moving on to the more technical, rule-driven concepts (advertising, billing and fees), and then to the most abstract rules (competence, zealous representation and integrity). Written from the viewpoint of the paralegal, this book uses plain English and an upbeat tone to keep readers engaged. Still the most popular book in its genre, the 6th Edition continues to tackle the most important ethical issues facing paralegals today in a frank, conversational style. Written from the viewpoint of the paralegal not a lawyer. Avoids legalese and jargon so the material is easier to understand. Reorganized to reflect the changes in the paralegal professionbeginning with what paralegals and lawyers are and ending with a discussion of the umbrella duty of integrity. Helps make the material more relevant to the paralegal and increases their opportunity for understanding. Includes a more complete discussion of client trust accounts as well as pro bono service, referral fees, types of fee agreements, retainers and more! Legal professionals.

Regulation of the Legal Profession/Lawyer Regulation
Unauthorized Practice of Law
Confidentiality
Conflicts of Interestndash;the Duty of Loyalty
Advertising and Solicitation
Fair Fees and Client Trust Accounts
Competence and Negligence
The Duty of Zealous Representation
The Umbrella Duty of Integrity

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