Many law professors aim to probe deep ethical issues in class. But they also need to cover the material that the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination requires. The Rotunda Nutshell fulfils that need as it digests the Model Rules in an engaging, analytical, and often critical way. In a surprisingly pithy manner, this book places the Rules in an historic context that lets the student understand problems with prior versions of the Rules and the Model Code. The Nutshell also analyzes the American Law Institute's Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers, Third. This approach frees up precious class time for important normative issues. And, this Nutshell helps your students come up with better answers to your Socratic questions than you anticipated. This book has proved so popular as an explanation of the basic principles of legal ethics that it has been translated into Japanese.
This edition explores the place of moral and social values in the law office with the use of engaging stories, dialogues, and discussion. The book presents a practical way for lawyers to raise and discuss moral issues with clients. It will serve as an engaging supplement to professional responsibility, client counseling, and legal clinic courses. This edition adds substantial discussion of the place of moral discourse within law firms and corporations, ways to engage the powerless client in moral discourse, and the place of social justice in client counseling.
Whether a company, organization, entity, family business, a publicly held corporation, non-profit, or even the government, the legal representation of an organization is rarely as straightforward as representing a single person. The client in such cases is a construct-a legal fiction-that often operates through many individuals with different roles, views, and interests, and therefore requires an attorney to consider any number of special professional-responsibility issues. The Ethics of Representing Organizations: Legal Fictions for Clients is the first book to practically address ethics within the special context of representing entities. Fox and Martyn have combined their extensive legal knowledge and designed an accessible aid for attorneys-whether in the representation of an organization as outside counsel or as in-house counsel-in this increasingly important and complex but often-neglected process. The Ethics of Representing Organizations not only outlines ethical duties for lawyers, but also includes strategic remedies and suggestions for ethical problems as they arise.