About The Book
<p> Covering all of the essential issues and topics, <b>Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law, Second Edition</b>, offers...
straightforward exposition and a combination of principal cases and real-case problems that generate lively class discussion and encourage strategic analysis. </p> <p> Engage your students with a contemporary approach that features: </p> <ul> <li> <b>thorough coverage of the ethics codes and other law governing lawyers,</b> including legal malpractice, disqualification, wrongful discharge, and criminal malfeasance </li> <li> <b>concise, clear explanation</b> of lawyer law in a readable question and answer format </li> <li> an <b>overview</b> of the American legal profession and the challenges facing lawyers in the 21st century </li> <li> <b>more than 70 engaging problems</b> for classroom discussion, some based on court opinions, others based on actual situations encountered by lawyers and law students </li> <li> <b>principal cases</b> edited with care and presented with questions for discussion </li> <li> <b>tables and conceptual outlines that </b>highlight relationships, illustrate concepts, and aid memory </li> <li> <b>photos</b> of many lawyers and parties discussed in the text </li> <li> <b>more than 20 New Yorker cartoons</b> illustrating classic ethical dilemmas </li> <li> <b>a detailed Teacher’s Manual</b> that provides thorough analysis of the hypothetical problems, formatted for easy adaptation to classnotes as well as fascinating post mortems and contextual commentary about the cases. After classroom analysis of a problem, a professor can tell the students “what really happened.” </li> </ul> <p> Thoroughly updated, the <b>Second Edition</b> now has a more flexible organization and coverage of important recent developments in the law, rules, and code, including: </p> <ul> <li> updates reflecting recent revision of the state Rules of Professional Conduct in response to the Ethics 2000 Commission </li> <li> new material on lawyers as counselors, the special duties of prosecutors, lawyer advertising, aggregate and class action settlements, and the revised Model Code of Judicial Conduct </li> <li> new problems and cases </li> <li> discussion of government challenges to the corporate attorney-client privilege </li> <li> pedagogical fine-tuning based on feedback from scores of enthusiastic adopters and students at more than eighty US law schools </li> </ul> <p> Respected scholars <b>Lerman</b> and <b>Schrag</b> have created an accessible, problem-based casebook that generates rich classroom discussion in courses in Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility. </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>