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Lawyers And Fidelity To Law

Author : W. Bradley Wendel
ISBN : 1400836581
Genre : Law
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Even lawyers who obey the law often seem to act unethically--interfering with the discovery of truth, subverting justice, and inflicting harm on innocent people. Standard arguments within legal ethics attempt to show why it is permissible to do something as a lawyer that it would be wrong to do as an ordinary person. But in the view of most critics these arguments fail to turn wrongs into rights. Even many lawyers think legal ethics is flawed because it does not accurately describe the considerable moral value of their work. In Lawyers and Fidelity to Law, Bradley Wendel introduces a new conception of legal ethics that addresses the concerns of lawyers and their critics alike. Wendel proposes an ethics grounded on the political value of law as a collective achievement that settles intractable conflicts, allowing people who disagree profoundly to live together in a peaceful, stable society. Lawyers must be loyal and competent client representatives, Wendel argues, but these obligations must always be exercised within the law that constitutes their own roles and confers rights and duties upon their clients. Lawyers act unethically when they treat the law as an inconvenient obstacle to be worked around and when they twist and distort it to help their clients do what they are not legally entitled to do. Lawyers and Fidelity to Law challenges lawyers and their critics to reconsider the nature and value of ethical representation.

A Modern Legal Ethics

Author : Daniel Markovits
ISBN : 9780691148137
Genre : Law
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A Modern Legal Ethics proposes a wholesale renovation of legal ethics, one that contributes to ethical thought generally. Daniel Markovits reinterprets the positive law governing lawyers to identify fidelity as its organizing ideal. Unlike ordinary loyalty, fidelity requires lawyers to repress their personal judgments concerning the truth and justice of their clients' claims. Next, the book asks what it is like--not psychologically but ethically--to practice law subject to the self-effacement that fidelity demands. Fidelity requires lawyers to lie and to cheat on behalf of their clients. However, an ethically profound interest in integrity gives lawyers reason to resist this characterization of their conduct. Any legal ethics adequate to the complexity of lawyers' lived experience must address the moral dilemmas immanent in this tension. The dominant approaches to legal ethics cannot. Finally, A Modern Legal Ethics reintegrates legal ethics into political philosophy in a fashion commensurate to lawyers' central place in political practice. Lawyerly fidelity supports the authority of adjudication and thus the broader project of political legitimacy. Throughout, the book rejects the casuistry that dominates contemporary applied ethics in favor of an interpretive method that may be mimicked in other areas. Moreover, because lawyers practice at the hinge of modern morals and politics, the book's interpretive insights identify--in an unusually pure and intense form--the moral and political conditions of all modernity.

The Good Lawyer

Author : Adrian Evans
ISBN : 9781316062708
Genre : Law
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The Good Lawyer explores the ethical and professional challenges that confront people who work in the law - or are considering it - and offers principled and pragmatic advice about how to overcome such challenges. This book takes a holistic approach that begins with your innate humanity. It urges you to examine your motives for seeking a career in law, to foster a deep understanding of what it means to be 'good', and to draw on your virtue and judgement when difficult choices arise, rather than relying on compliance with rules or codes. The Good Lawyer analyses four important areas of legal ethics - truth and deception, professional secrets, conflicts of interest, and professional competence - and explains the choices that are available when determining a course of moral action. It links theory to practice, and includes many examples, diagrams and source documents to illustrate ethical concepts, scenarios and decision making.

Lawyering For The Rule Of Law

Author : Yoav Dotan
ISBN : 9781107038998
Genre : Law
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A study of the relationship between judicial activism and government lawyers.

Ethics And Law

Author : W. Bradley Wendel
ISBN : 9781107042568
Genre : Law
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Combining theory with real-world examples, this book explores the classic problems of legal ethics and the philosophy of law.


Author : Desiree Moore
ISBN : 1614387435
Genre : Law
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Like so many other professionals, lawyers can benefit from a coach, a mentor, as you embark on your legal career. This book is written to do just that. Thrive will improve your performance, save you some very real growing pains, and accelerate your legal career. It's perfect for lawyers who are just beginning their careers, who want to do more than show up, act eagerly, and not get fired.

The Lawyer S Essential Guide To Writing

Author : Marie P. Buckley
ISBN : 1616329653
Genre : Law
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The Lawyer's Essential Guide to Writing is a readable, concrete guide to contemporary legal writing. Based on Marie Buckley's years of experience coaching lawyers, this book provides a systematic approach to all forms of written communication, from memoranda and briefs to e-mail and blogs. The book sets forth three principles for powerful writing and shows how to apply those principles to develop a clean and confident style.

The Little Book Of Basketball Law

Author : Melissa Altman Linsky
ISBN : 1614389446
Genre : Basketball
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Lawyers As Changemakers

Author : J. Kim Wright
ISBN : 1634256476
Genre : Law
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Integrative lawyers are the harbingers of a new cultural consciousness and are leaders in social evolution. This books describes this fundamental shift in world view, exploring and drawing upon many disciplines and wisdom traditions, such as philosophy, science, psychology, and spirituality.

Essential Qualities Of The Professional Lawyer

Author : Paul A. Haskins
ISBN : 1627220526
Genre : Law
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More than ever, new and aspiring lawyers must both internalize those professional values and qualities that build resilience in an era of seismic professional change, and be exposed early and broadly to the lawyer skill sets and habits that engender professional success. This essential resource addresses a widely observed gap in legal education and professionalism materials on professional development in a practice-focused context. Paul A. Haskins, Editor. ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism.

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