Legal Ethics, Professional Responsibility, and the Legal Profession (Foreword and Table of Contents)
West Academic Publishing (Hornbook Series), 2018
47 Pages Posted: 12 Jun 2018 Last revised: 14 Aug 2018
Date Written: June 8, 2018
As the legal profession undergoes structural changes, longstanding principles of ethics still govern the day-to-day lives of practicing lawyers. This new hornbook on professional responsibility provides both a snapshot of ongoing systemic changes and a thorough examination of the fundamentals of lawyer and judicial ethics. As a multi-dimensional work by scholarly experts in several fields, the hornbook (1) begins with the changing environment in which legal services are provided in the modern economy; (2) continues with a theoretical grounding of legal ethics in moral philosophy; (3) offers empirical evidence and discussion about professional formation and moral development; (4) provides a comprehensive analysis of the law of lawyer ethics; (5) includes a rich discussion of the modern law of legal malpractice, and (6) concludes with exploration of the rules of judicial ethics. The introduction to and table of contents to this new hornbook are included with this posting.
Keywords: legal ethics, professional responsibility, legal profession, judicial ethics, lawyer ethics, legal malpractice, ethics
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