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Mastering professional responsibility / Grace M. Giesel.

Author / Creator Giesel, Grace M., author.
Edition Second edition.
Imprint Durham, North Carolina : Carolina Academic Press, ©2015.
Description xxxix, 419 pages ; 23 cm.
Language English
Series Carolina Academic Press mastering series
Carolina Academic Press mastering series.
Subject Legal ethics -- United States.
Attorney and client -- United States.
Practice of law -- United States.
Attorney and client.
Legal ethics.
Practice of law.
United States.
Format Print, Book
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ISBN 9781611636208
Notes Includes index.
Sources of professional responsibility law -- Admission to the bar -- The discipline process and jurisdiction for discipline -- 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 -- Organizational clients -- Clients with diminished capacity -- The duty of confidentiality -- The attorney-client privilege and the work product doctrine -- 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 -- Lawyer evaluation of a client's matter for a third party -- A lawyer as a third-party neutral -- 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 -- Truthfulness to third parties -- Contact with represented persons -- Respect for the rights of nonclients -- 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 -- Pro bono service -- Legal services organizations, law reform, and legal services programs -- Communications about lawyer services -- Paying to play: political contributions -- Judicial candidates and statements about judges -- General misconduct -- The duty to report misconduct.

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