PRO BONO PRACTICE AND LEGAL ETHICS

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Pro Bono Practice And Legal Ethics

Author : Kenneth Manaster
ISBN : 1632820714
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This book explores the history, obligations, challenges, and rewards of pro bono legal practice. Its objective is to inspire and assist law students and lawyers to fulfill the profession¿s duty to work for the benefit of all people in our society so that no potential client or worthy legal cause is left behind. The book uniquely links pro bono practice to the rules of professional ethics that govern the conduct of a lawyer who provides free or low-cost services to individuals and organizations of limited means. The text also examines practical challenges pro bono representation raises. The book¿s exploration of these ethical and practical issues will enrich law students¿ and lawyers¿ preparation for, and participation in, pro bono work. Dramatically highlighting these core aspects of pro bono practice, the book presents excerpts from filmed interviews with U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. Many of these issues faced lawyer Stevens in the historic 1969 pro bono case that first brought him into the public spotlight and led to his 35 years of service on the Court. Additionally, in chapters illuminating the purposes, history, varieties, benefits, challenges, and distinctive ethical aspects of pro bono practice, the authors offer a range of instructive, concrete examples, both actual and hypothetical. Through this unique text, the authors hope to help future and current lawyers make ethically sound choices that will enable them to serve pro bono clients, and the profession's social responsibility, honorably and effectively.
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Building Your Practice With Pro Bono For Lawyers

Author : Nelson P. Miller
ISBN : 1614386315
Genre : Law
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Lawyers know that pro bono service is often the most interesting and fulfilling work of their careers. Yet few understand the financial and career benefits that pro bono work can yield. Building Your Practice with Pro Bono for Lawyers explains 10 pro bono opportunities that will broaden, deepen and strengthen your paying practice and legal career. Nelson Miller, an experienced pro bono practitioner, offers practical advice about helping underserved populations such as veterans, prisoners, immigrants, needy children, the homeless, and people with disabilities. This book will help you: Develop the inter-cultural skills to serve pro bono clients Learn from other lawyers by sharing pro bono cases Gain new confidence and skills doing pro bono work Fulfill your interest in specific pro bono client populations Serve charitable organizations promoting pro bono Comply with ethics rules governing pro bono work Rejuvenate your paying practice through pro bono"
Category: Law

Pro Bono In Principle And In Practice

Author : Deborah L. Rhode
ISBN : 0804751072
Genre : Law
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This book offers the first broad-scale study of the factors that influence American lawyers' pro bono work, including an original empirical survey of over 3,000 lawyers and a comparative analysis of public service by other professionals and by lawyers in other countries.
Category: Law

Pro Bono Practice Legal Ethics

Author : Kenneth Manaster
ISBN : 1632820730
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This book explores the history, obligations, challenges, and rewards of pro bono legal practice. Its objective is to inspire and assist law students and lawyers to fulfill the profession's duty to work for the benefit of all people in our society so that no potential client or worthy legal cause is left behind. The book uniquely links pro bono practice to the rules of professional ethics that govern the conduct of a lawyer who provides free or low-cost services to individuals and organizations of limited means. The text also examines practical challenges pro bono representation raises. The book's exploration of these ethical and practical issues will enrich law students' and lawyers' preparation for, and participation in, pro bono work.Dramatically highlighting these core aspects of pro bono practice, the book presents excerpts from filmed interviews with U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. Many of these issues faced lawyer Stevens in the historic 1969 pro bono case that first brought him into the public spotlight and led to his 35 years of service on the Court. Additionally, in chapters illuminating the purposes, history, varieties, benefits, challenges, and distinctive ethical aspects of pro bono practice, the authors offer a range of instructive, concrete examples, both actual and hypothetical. Through this unique text, the authors hope to help future and current lawyers make ethically sound choices that will enable them to serve pro bono clients, and the profession's social responsibility, honorably and effectively.
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Model Rules Of Professional Conduct

Author : American Bar Association. House of Delegates
ISBN : 160442107X
Genre : Law
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The 2008 Edition of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct is an up-to-date resource for information on lawyer ethics. The Rules, with some variations, have been adopted in 48 jurisdictions. Federal, state, and local courts in all jurisdictions, even those that have not formally adopted the Rules, look to the Rules for guidance in resolving lawyer malpractice cases, disciplinary actions, disqualification issues, sanctions questions, and much more.
Category: Law

Private Lawyers And The Public Interest

Author : Robert Granfield
ISBN : 9780195386073
Genre : Law
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This collection of original essays by leading and emerging scholars in the field examines the history, conditions, organization, and strategies of pro bono lawyering. Private Lawyers and the Public Interest: The Evolving Role of Pro Bono in the Legal Profession traces the rise and impact of the American Bar Association's campaign to hold lawyers accountable for a commitment to public service and to encourage public service within law schools. Combining empirical legal research with reflections by practitioners and theorists about the meaning and practice of pro bono legal work, this collection of essays interrogates the public service ideals that are inscribed within the legal profession and places these ideals within a broader social, economic, ideological, and normative context. Particular attention is paid to the factors that explain why lawyers engage in pro bono work and the ways in which their views of pro bono are mediated by the institutional context of their legal practice. The book also explores the concept of "public" in public service and compares pro bono as a means of delivering legal services with other mechanisms such as state funding. Collectively, these essays investigate the evolving role of pro bono in the legal profession and in law schools, the relationship between pro bono ideals and pro bono in practice, the way that pro bono is shaped by external forces beyond the individual practitioner, and the multi-faceted nature of legal professionalism as expressed through pro bono practice.
Category: Law

Ethics In Practice

Author : Deborah L. Rhode
ISBN : 0195347161
Genre : Law
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Lawyers' ethics have been condemned for centuries, but they received little scholarly scrutiny until the last few decades. Ethics in Practice brings together leading experts in the emerging field of legal ethics to discuss the central dilemmas of practicing law. This collection cuts across conventional disciplinary boundaries to address the roles, responsibilities, and regulation of contemporary lawyers. Contributors address common concerns from diverse perspectives, including philosophy, psychology, economics, political science, and organizational behavior. Topics include the nature of professions, the structure of practice, the constraints of an adversarial system, the attorney-client relationship, the practical value of moral theory, the role of race and gender, and the public service responsibilities of lawyers and law students. Unique in both its breadth and its depth, this book redefines debates that are of enduring significance for both the profession and the public.
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Legal Ethics

Author : Kent Kauffman
ISBN : 9780840024657
Genre : Law
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With its practical, hands-on approach to legal ethics, the third edition of LEGAL ETHICS is designed to ensure that readers have a solid grasp of the ethical rules that apply in the legal setting. Comprehensive yet easy to understand, this engaging book provides a thorough and substantive analysis of the major principles that affect how the practice of law is regulated. Filled with real-life examples of lawyer and non-lawyer instances of misconduct, current and classic case law, and discussions of famous (and infamous) people, this straightforward book brings the material to life and demonstrates how courts interpret and apply ethical rules to lawyers and their non-lawyer employees. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Law

In The Interests Of Justice

Author : Deborah L. Rhode
ISBN : 0195347374
Genre : Law
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Two thousand years ago, Seneca described advocates not as seekers of truth but as accessories to injustice, "smothered by their prosperity." This unflattering assessment has only worsened over time. The vast majority of Americans now perceive lawyers as arrogant, unaffordable hired guns whose ethical practices rank just slightly above those of used car salesmen. In this penetrating new book, Deborah L. Rhode goes beyond the commonplace attacks on lawyers to provide the first systematic study of the structural problems confronting the legal profession. A past president of the Association of American Law Schools and senior counsel for the House Judiciary Committee during Clinton's impeachment proceedings, Rhode brings an insider's knowledge to the labyrinthine complexities of how the law works, or fails to work, for most Americans and often for lawyers themselves. She sheds much light on problems with the adversary system, the commercialization of practice, bar disciplinary processes, race and gender bias, and legal education. She argues convincingly that the bar's current self-regulation must be replaced by oversight structures that would put the public's interests above those of the profession. She insists that legal education become more flexible, by offering less expensive degree programs that would prepare paralegals to provide much needed low cost assistance. Most important, she calls for a return to ethical standards that put public service above economic self-interest. Elegantly written and touching on such high profile cases as the O.J. Simpson trial and the Starr investigation, In the Interests of Justice uncovers fundamental flaws in our legal system and proposes sweeping reforms.
Category: Law