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Ethics for the Legal Professional, CourseSmart eTextbook, 7th Edition

By Deborah K. Orlik

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jan 15, 2010

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For ethics courses taught in Legal Studies, Paralegal Studies, and Legal Assistant programs.


Written from a paralegal perspective, this book uses plain English and an upbeat tone to keep readers engaged in the ethics of the legal profession.  Its unique approach focuses on researching one’s own state laws and codes–and applying those to cases, collaborative assignments and hypothetical situations in the text. This edition features chapter-by-chapter updates, In the News articles, and video case studies designed to spark class discussion. With its lively narrative and state-specific approach, it tackles important ethical issues and shows how to research possible courses of action.  

Table of Contents

Chapter One: Regulation of the Legal Profession 

Chapter Two: Unauthorized Practice of Law   

Chapter Three: Confidentiality  

Chapter Four: Conflicts of Interest–The Duty of Loyalty   

Chapter Five: Advertising and Solicitation   

Chapter Six: Fair Fees and Client Trust Accounts   

Chapter Seven: Competence and Negligence   

Chapter Eight: The Duty of Diligent Representation   

Chapter Nine: The Umbrella Duty of Integrity   

Appendix A: NALA Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility  

Appendix B: NALS Code of Ethics

Appendix C: National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. Model Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility

Appendix D: ABA Informal Opinion 1384 (1997) 

Appendix E: Rules of Professional Conduct

End Notes   

Table of Cases  




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Ethics for the Legal Professional, CourseSmart eTextbook, 7th Edition
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$53.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-506624-9