Legal Ethics, Professional Responsibility, and the Legal Profession (Foreword and Table of Contents)

47 Pages Posted: 12 Jun 2018 Last revised: 14 Aug 2018

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Gregory C. Sisk

University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)

Susan Saab Fortney

Texas A&M University School of Law

Charles G. Geyh

Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington

Neil W. Hamilton

University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)

William D. Henderson

Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Vincent R. Johnson

Saint Mary's University of San Antonio

Katherine R. Kruse

Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Stephen Pepper

University of Denver College of Law

Melissa Weresh

Drake University - Law School

Date Written: June 8, 2018

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Sisk, Gregory C. and Fortney, Susan Saab and Geyh, Charles G. and Hamilton, Neil W. and Henderson, William D. and Johnson, Vincent R. and Kruse, Kate and Pepper, Stephen L. and Weresh, Melissa, Legal Ethics, Professional Responsibility, and the Legal Profession (Foreword and Table of Contents) (June 8, 2018). West Academic Publishing (Hornbook Series), 2018, U of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies Research Paper No. 18-08, Texas A&M University School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 18-18, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3194316

Gregory C. Sisk (Contact Author)

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Susan Saab Fortney

Texas A&M University School of Law ( email )

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Charles G. Geyh

Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington ( email )

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Neil W. Hamilton

University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota) ( email )

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William D. Henderson

Indiana University Maurer School of Law ( email )

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Vincent R. Johnson

Saint Mary's University of San Antonio ( email )

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Kate Kruse

Mitchell Hamline School of Law ( email )

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Stephen L. Pepper

University of Denver College of Law ( email )

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Melissa Weresh

Drake University - Law School ( email )

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