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Traversing the Ethical Minefield 9780735533455

Traversing the Ethical Minefield

Problems, Law, and Professional Responsibility

ISBN-10: 0735533458
ISBN-13: 9780735533455
PUBLISHER: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
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Product Description: Short enough to provide focus, but long enough to convey the rich texture of the material, Susan Martyn and Lawrence Fox's Traversing the Ethical Minefield: Problems, Law and Ethics is a refreshing new alternative For The basic professional responsibility course. Written by authors who served on the Ethics 2000 commission and as advisors on the Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers, The book balances cases, problems and thematic explanatory notes to supply full coverage of this important subject: Fifty-eight modern cases, five ethics opinions and insightful commentary about the profession illuminate the dynamic and growing body of law governing lawyers. Concise, accessible and realistic problems short scenarios confronted by the fictitious law firm of Martyn & Fox lead students beyond instinctive reactions to explore applications in practice. Entertaining short stories exemplify difficult ethical dilemmas that arise in law practice. A series of explanatory notes develops five pervasive themes in the material (Lawyers; Roles in Representing Clients, The Law Governing Lawyers, The Limits of the Law, Practice Pointers and Lawyers and Other Professionals), introduces critical commentary and offers alternative theoretical approaches. Complete, up-to-date coverage of the Revised Model Rules of Professional Conduct draws on the authors' experience in drafting the rules and shepherding them through the ABA House of Delegates. to maximize classroom effectiveness, The authors offer: an optional research problem in the appendix, designed to reach students to understand and use the basic primary and secondary authorities in the course of offering a reliable answer to a legal ethics question. A thorough Teacher's Manual that provides citations to relevant authority for each problem in the book, discussion of the issues raised in each problem and in the explanatory notes, segues to connect sections, chapters and themes in the materials and alternative syllabi for two- and three-hour course. This innovative casebook gives students a solid grasp of the laws & codes that will govern their professional activity and a revealing preview of the role of professional responsibility in practice.

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PAGES: xxiv, 561

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