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Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law

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ISBN-10: 1454803010

ISBN-13: 9781454803010

Edition: 3rd 2012 (Revised)

Authors: Lisa G. Lerman, Philip G. Schrag

List price: $226.00
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Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law is a problem-basedcasebook sure to generate lively class discussion. Using real-worldproblems and cases, with emphasis on issues students are likely to facein their early years of practice, it places students in the lawyers’position to engage in simultaneous strategic and ethical analysis ofeach problem. A strong Teacher’s Manual includes detailed scripts fordiscussion, reveals actual outcomes of problems, and comes in hard copyand an e-version, making it easy for professors to cut-and-pastematerial into their own class notes.The Third Edition includes hundreds of new examples andintroduces new material on current ethical issues. Outsourcing, contractlawyers, Internet advertising, and nonlawyer ownership of law firms aregiven thorough treatment, as are recent changes in rules and JusticeDepartment policies. Sure to stimulate discussion, the companion websitefeatures a new recorded interview with the Guantanamo defense lawyerordered to represent an unwilling defendant.Hallmark features:• Co-authors Lerman and Schrag bring a broad range ofteaching, consulting, clinical research, and policy-making experience tothis problem-based text.• Contemporary approach succinctly covers all essentialtopics through clear, thorough exposition .• Challenging problems compel students to engage insimultaneous strategic and ethical analysis .• Comprehensive presentation of all ethics andprofessional responsibility topics and issues, including:• Confidentiality and conflicts.• Ethics rules.• Legal malpractice.• Disqualification.• Criminal law.• Wrongful discharge.• Pertinent constitutional law.• Lawyer’s public responsibilities.• More than 70 compelling, detailed problems, based on realcases and real-life situations that students are likely to experienceduring their first years of practice.• Famous and less well-known cases are the basis of most ofthe problems, placing students in the lawyer’s role.• Recent and projected changes in the legal profession,including those resulting from the 2008 financial collapse.• Distinct graphical elements appear throughout to helpstudents see the relationships among parts of rules or theories .• The Teacher’s Manual includes narrativesummaries of each of the problems, detailed scripts for classroomdiscussion, and revelations of what really happened in thesenot-so-hypothetical scenarios.• An electronic version of the Teacher’s Manual isincluded, enabling professors to paste the authors’ scripts forclassroom discussion into their own class notes.• A website for the book provides the latest updates forstudents and
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Book details

List price: $226.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 3/23/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1072
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.50" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 4.686
Language: English

Philip G. Schrag is the Delaney Family Professor of Public Interest Law and Director of the Center for Applied Legal Studies at Georgetown University Law Center.

Summary of Contents
The Regulation of Lawyers
Lawyer Liability
The Duty to Protect Client Confidences
The Attorney-Client Privilege and the Work Product Doctrine
Relationships Between Lawyers and Clients
Concurrent Conflicts of Interest: General Principles
Conflicts in Particular Practice Settings
Conflicts Settings Involving Former Clients
Conflicts Between Lawyers and Clients
Ethical Issues for Government Lawyers and Judges
Lawyers' Duties to Courts
Lawyers' Duties to Adversaries and Third Parties
The Provision of Legal Services
Lawyers in America
A Changing Profession