Regulation of Lawyers Problems of Law and Ethics

ISBN-10: 1454802995

ISBN-13: 9781454802990

Edition: 9th 2012 (Revised)

Authors: Stephen Gillers
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Description: An exceptionally popular casebook, Regulation of Lawyers is asophisticated, lively mix of up-to-date materials, realistic problemsand relevant examples that covers the full range of professionalresponsibility issues. Author Gillers goes “beyond the rules” to get atthe subtle differences between proper and improper conduct in the realworld. Drawing from an excellent selection of case law, legalliterature, challenging notes and examples from current headlines, thisaccessible text helps students understand the rules, regulations andcode of ethics that will govern their professional behavior.The Ninth Edition has been updated to include current case law ona variety of topics, including the Due Process Clause, ethical and legalobligations of prosecutors and denial of privilege for in-house counselin the EU. It also addresses a range of new issues such as the ethics ofoutsourcing legal work, the use of social media, and the effects oftechnology and cross-border practice on traditional models ofregulation. This edition is also shorter than the previous edition,enhancing teachability without sacrificing clarity or its comprehensivescope.Hallmark features:• Comprehensive coverage of professional responsibilityissues.• Well-balanced mix of cases, law review articles, timelymaterials, engaging problems and challenging notes.• Goes beyond the rules to discuss the subtleties of keyissues from different perspectives to help students to detect andavoid improper conduct in their professional life.• Excellent case selection exemplifies multiple variationson particular themes.• Realistic, helpful problems enable students to understandthe rules and regulations that will govern their professional behavior.• Detailed notes provide in-depth treatment of the issues.• High-profile author Steven Gillers is a recognizednational authority on professional responsibility.• Accessible and engaging writing style.• Outstanding annual statutory supplement covers all major,minor and state variations on the rules governing lawyers and judges.Thoroughly updated, the revised Ninth Edition includes:• Shortened text with new problems .• Expanded treatment on the ethical and legal obligations ofprosecutors and the liability of their employers for violations ofconstitutional rights, including Connick v. Thompson .• The decision of King & Spalding to withdraw as counsel to theHouse of Representatives in the defense of DOMA.• Judicial disqualification under the Due Process Clause(Caperton v. Massey Coal) .• Coverage of the denial of privilege for in-house counsel inthe European Union (Akzo Nobel Chemicals Ltd. v. Comm’n ofEuropean Communities)• Material on ethical issues in using social media .• Updated material on a criminal defense lawyer’s duty whencoming into possession of inculpatory real evidence .• The Second Circuit’s decision in GSI Commerce Solutionsv. BabyCenter .

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List price: $214.00
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Publication date: 3/9/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 944
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.00" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 4.202
Language: English

Stephen Gillers is the author of several law books on the topics of justice and morals. Books such as Regulation of Lawyers: Problems of Law and Ethics and Getting Justice: The Rights of People outline problems in the American justice system and confront ethical questions that face the judicial system and the public. Gillers has also written numerous articles on many topics, including Kenneth Starr and the Whitewater scandal. Gillers graduated from Brooklyn College and received his J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1968. After a brief stint in private practice, he turned to teaching and is now a professor of law at New York University School of Law. Gillers' expertise in the field of legal ethics makes him a highly sought-after speaker, who has spoken before Congress.

Summary of Contents
The Client-Lawyer Relationship
Where do "Ethics" Rules Come From?
Defining the Client-Lawyer Relationship
Protecting the Client-Lawyer Relationship Against Outside Interference
Financing Legal Services (and Dividing the Money)
Conflicts of Interest
Concurrent Conflicts of Interest
Successive Conflicts of Interest
Special Lawyer Roles
Ethics in Advocacy
Real Evidence
Lawyers for Entities
Negotiation and Transactional Matters
Judges
Avoiding and Redressing Professional Failure
Control of Quality: Reducing the Likelihood of Professional Failure
Control of Quality: Remedies for Professional Failure
Control of Quality: Lay Participation in Law Business (And Law Firm Ancillary Services)
First Amendment Rights of Lawyers
Free Speech Rights of Lawyers
Marketing Legal Services
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