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Traversing the Ethical Minefield Problems, Law, and Professional Responsibility

ISBN-10: 1454808144
ISBN-13: 9781454808145
Edition: 3rd 2013 (Revised)
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List price: $243.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 12/20/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 720
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.278
Language: English

Traversing the Ethical Minefield: Problems, Law, and ProfessionalResponsibility, Second Edition, presents concise coverage of a wide rangeof ethical issues through a vital and dynamic pedagogy that engages studentinterest and fuels class discussion.A fresh approach to teaching Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility,featuring:a wide range of coverage in a concise volumeinnovative pedagogy that combines problems, cases, exposition, andthematic notesoriginal mini-law review notes organized around recurring themeslawyers' roles in representing clientsthe law governing lawyersthe bounds of the lawpractice pointerslawyers and other professionalslawyers and clientsstudent-friendly and timely problems that explore the Model Rules,Restatement, cases, and materials—and complement both large and small classesshort stories that explore ethical dilemmas in the context of legalpracticea detailed Teacher’s Manual that explains every problem andoffers policy analysis, additional hypotheticals, and extensive citations torelevant cases and materialsan annual statutory supplement, available for adoption, with a bound-inCD that includes the full text of each state’s lawyer codeNew in the Second Edition:a new chapter on Control and Communication, including coverage ofcontrol in the lawyer-client relationshipcoverage of the revised ABA Code of Judicial Conduct in a new chapteron Judicial Ethicsan additional series of notes on ethical challenges unique to specializedareas of practice, including pro bono representation, criminal defense,insurance defense, representing organizations, and representing governmentsnew cases and narratives dealing with the Revised Model Rules ofProfessional ConductCheney v. U.S. District Court and other important recent casesIf you’re looking for a Professional Responsibility casebook that you willenjoy teaching from and your students will love, please take a look at yourcomplimentary copy of Traversing the Ethical Minefield: Problems, Law, andProfessional Responsibility, Second Edition .

Lawrence J. Fox is a partner at Drinker Biddle and Reath where he specializes in corporate and securities litigation; he has published extensively in the field of ethics and is known as a leading expert on the topic. Susan J. Martyn is the Stoepler Professor of Law and Values at the University of Toledo College of Law, where she teaches Legal Ethics, Bioethics and Law, and Health Care Provider Liability; she too has published extensively on the issue of legal ethics.

Lawrence J. Fox is a partner of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP where he has practiced continuously since 1972, concentrating principally in the area of securities litigation. As the former chairman of the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, he has often been asked to speak on behalf of the ABA on ethics in the legal profession. As the former chair of the ABA's Section of Litigation, he has participated fully in the major issues affecting litigators and the litigation process - civil justice reform, alternative dispute resolution, the integrity of the adversary process, the role of women and minorities in the profession and related issues. Professor Susan R. Martyn, a faculty member of University of Toledo since 1980, is a graduate of St. Olaf College and Marquette University Law School. She teaches Torts, Legal Ethics and Bioethics, and also serves as Adjunct Professor of Law and Medical Humanities at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Martyn was Assistant Dean and Associate Professor at Wayne State University Law School. Professor Martyn is a national authority on issues of legal ethics and has served on two of the most important national bodies to shape the law governing lawyers in the past twenty years. She was an advisor to the American Law Institute's Restatement (Third) of the Law Governing Lawyers from 1987 until its publication in 2000, and she served on the American Bar Association's Ethics 2000 Commission from 1997 through 2002. Since 2002 she has contributed as a member of the Ohio Supreme Court's Task Force on the Rules of Professional Conduct. Professor Martyn is a member of the Ohio, Michigan and Supreme Court Bars. She is a frequent speaker on issues of legal ethics, and co-chairs ALI-ABA's annual Legal Ethics Update.

Summary of Contents
Introduction
Lawyers, Role, and Law
Judicial and Professional Regulation of Lawyers
Lawyers and Clients: Fiduciary Duty
Beginning the Client-Lawyer Relationship
Control and Communication
Competence
Confidentiality
Confidentiality Exceptions
Conflicts of Interest: Clients, Lawyers, and Third Persons
Conflicts of Interest: Multiple Clients
Fees and Client Property
Ending the Client-Lawyer Relationship
Lawyers and Justice: The Limits of Advocacy
The Bounds of the Law
Lawyers and Society: The Profession
Self-Regulation
Being a Lawyer
Judicial Ethics
Appendix: Applying the Law Governing Lawyers

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