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Report Of The Standing Advisory Commmitee On The Rules Of Professional Conduct, R. Michael Cassidy Dec 2013

Report Of The Standing Advisory Commmitee On The Rules Of Professional Conduct, R. Michael Cassidy

R. Michael Cassidy

No abstract provided.


Report Of The Standing Advisory Commmitee On The Rules Of Professional Conduct, R. Michael Cassidy Dec 2013

Report Of The Standing Advisory Commmitee On The Rules Of Professional Conduct, R. Michael Cassidy

R. Michael Cassidy

No abstract provided.


Solving Your Ethical Conundrums: Researching The Rules Of Professional Conduct, Joyce Manna Janto Dec 2013

Solving Your Ethical Conundrums: Researching The Rules Of Professional Conduct, Joyce Manna Janto

Law Faculty Publications

Ms. Janto provides a practical guide to researching issues of attorney professional responsibilities using both print and online resources, emphasizing Virginia rules and decisions.


In Search Of Core Values, W. Bradley Wendel Dec 2013

In Search Of Core Values, W. Bradley Wendel

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

A consensus appears to have emerged among American lawyers that globalization and information technology are transforming the practice of law in fundamental ways. In particular, non-lawyers are increasingly involved in what has traditionally been defined as the practice of law. Scholars such as Richard Susskind, in the United Kingdom, and Thomas Morgan, in the United States, have hypothesized that lawyers may be going the way of wheelwrights, cordwainers or mercers (traders in fine cloths and silks), and that one day in the not-so-distant future we will consider the profession of lawyer as something to be studied historically, wonder why lawyers ...


Character And Community: Rispetto As A Virtue In The Tradition Of Italian-American Lawyers, Thomas Shaffer, Mary Shaffer Nov 2013

Character And Community: Rispetto As A Virtue In The Tradition Of Italian-American Lawyers, Thomas Shaffer, Mary Shaffer

Thomas L. Shaffer

No abstract provided.


Symposium: Client Counseling And Moral Responsibility, Robert F. Cochran Jr, Deborah L. Rhode, Paul R. Tremblay, Thomas L. Shaffer Nov 2013

Symposium: Client Counseling And Moral Responsibility, Robert F. Cochran Jr, Deborah L. Rhode, Paul R. Tremblay, Thomas L. Shaffer

Thomas L. Shaffer

Cochran served as moderator and presented an introduction to this symposium titled "Client Counseling and Moral Responsibility". It is based on papers and discussion presented at the Professional Responsibility Section panel at the annual meeting of the American Association of Law Schools in Washington, D.C., on January 4, 2003. Members of the panel, Professors Deborah Rhode, Paul Tremblay, and Thomas Shaffer presented three different approaches to moral issues that arise in the client counseling relationship: the directive approach, client-centered counseling and the collaborative model. Under the directive model, a lawyer asserts control of moral issues that arise during legal ...


Should A Christian Lawyer Serve The Guilty?, Thomas L. Shaffer Nov 2013

Should A Christian Lawyer Serve The Guilty?, Thomas L. Shaffer

Thomas L. Shaffer

No abstract provided.


Serving The Guilty, Thomas L. Shaffer Nov 2013

Serving The Guilty, Thomas L. Shaffer

Thomas L. Shaffer

No abstract provided.


Henry Knox And The Moral Theology Of Law Firms, Thomas L. Shaffer Nov 2013

Henry Knox And The Moral Theology Of Law Firms, Thomas L. Shaffer

Thomas L. Shaffer

No abstract provided.


Growing Up Good In Maycomb, Thomas L. Shaffer Nov 2013

Growing Up Good In Maycomb, Thomas L. Shaffer

Thomas L. Shaffer

No abstract provided.


Preface, Thomas L. Shaffer Nov 2013

Preface, Thomas L. Shaffer

Thomas L. Shaffer

No abstract provided.


On Teaching Legal Ethics In The Law Office, Thomas L. Shaffer Nov 2013

On Teaching Legal Ethics In The Law Office, Thomas L. Shaffer

Thomas L. Shaffer

No abstract provided.


Slippered Feet Aboard The African Queen, Thomas L. Shaffer Nov 2013

Slippered Feet Aboard The African Queen, Thomas L. Shaffer

Thomas L. Shaffer

No abstract provided.


Jews, Christians, Lawyers, And Money, Thomas L. Shaffer Nov 2013

Jews, Christians, Lawyers, And Money, Thomas L. Shaffer

Thomas L. Shaffer

No abstract provided.


Inaugural Howard Lichtenstein Lecture In Legal Ethics: Lawyer Professionalism As A Moral Argument, Thomas L. Shaffer Nov 2013

Inaugural Howard Lichtenstein Lecture In Legal Ethics: Lawyer Professionalism As A Moral Argument, Thomas L. Shaffer

Thomas L. Shaffer

No abstract provided.


The Biblical Prophets As Lawyers For The Poor, Thomas L. Shaffer Nov 2013

The Biblical Prophets As Lawyers For The Poor, Thomas L. Shaffer

Thomas L. Shaffer

Lawyers practicing poverty law often lack mentors and role models. This author discusses how biblical figures, who served poor people, could be mentors and role models for lawyers practicing poverty law. Prophets, and particularly prophets-as-lawyers, redefine power relationships. Shaffer discusses his personal journey through out his career in using religious guidance to help him better understand his career. He also discuss his teachings to his law students of the value of learning from prophets in their legal careers.


Lawyers And Liberations, Robert E. Rodes Nov 2013

Lawyers And Liberations, Robert E. Rodes

Robert Rodes

No abstract provided.


Forming An Agenda - Ethics And Legal Ethics, Robert E. Rodes Nov 2013

Forming An Agenda - Ethics And Legal Ethics, Robert E. Rodes

Robert Rodes

The law profession is unique in the scope of the mandate it gives those within it to intervene in other people's affairs. As a result of this unique power of intervention, lawyers encounter a number of unique problems. This paper elucidates upon, and applies, the moral standards and intuitions to be used in approaching these problems. It argues that we should form our consciences in dialogue with our clients and that once they are formed we must follow them and limit our representation accordingly. If lawyer and client cannot agree on an agenda with which both are comfortable, the ...


On Lawyers And Moral Discernment, Robert E. Rodes Nov 2013

On Lawyers And Moral Discernment, Robert E. Rodes

Robert Rodes

Drawing on Jacques Maritain's doctrine of Knowledge through Connaturality, and on other authors including David Hume and Edmond Cahn, this article argues that judgments of right and wrong are arrived at primarily through immediate discernment, and only secondarily through the application of general principles. It is possible, therefore, for lawyers and clients to arrive at agreement on how to handle their cases, even though they do not agree on the general principles that apply.


The Ethics Of Lobbying Under The District Of Columbia Rules Of Professional Conduct, Michael S. Frisch Oct 2013

The Ethics Of Lobbying Under The District Of Columbia Rules Of Professional Conduct, Michael S. Frisch

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

The District of Columbia is the epicenter of lobbying in the United States. With the presence of the Congress, the Executive Branch and its various Departments and independent agencies, few industries, trade associations or large businesses lack a Washington-based government relations arm. Law firms and lawyers fill in the gaps for those entities that lack a Washington presence or supplement in-house staffing with additional expertise and contacts.

Under these circumstances, it should come as no surprise that the bar authorities in the District of Columbia have examined the issue of lawyers and lobbying and implemented rules that differ from the ...


A Golden-Age Of Civil Involvement: The Client-Centered Disadvantage For Lawyers As Law Makers, James E. Moliterno Oct 2013

A Golden-Age Of Civil Involvement: The Client-Centered Disadvantage For Lawyers As Law Makers, James E. Moliterno

James E. Moliterno

None available.


Exposing Judges' Unaccountability And Consequent Riskless Wrongdoing: Pioneering The News And Publishing Field Of Judicial Unaccountability Reporting, Dr. Richard Cordero Esq. Oct 2013

Exposing Judges' Unaccountability And Consequent Riskless Wrongdoing: Pioneering The News And Publishing Field Of Judicial Unaccountability Reporting, Dr. Richard Cordero Esq.

Dr. Richard Cordero Esq.

This study analyzes official statistics of the Federal Judiciary, legal provisions, and other publicly filed documents. It discusses how federal judges’ life-appointment; de facto unimpeachability and irremovability; self-immunization from discipline through abuse of the Judiciary’s statutory self-policing authority; abuse of its vast Information Technology resources to interfere with their complainants’ communications; the secrecy in which they cover their adjudicative, administrative, disciplinary, and policy-making acts; and third parties’ fear of their individual and close rank retaliation render judges unaccountable. Their unaccountability makes their abuse of power riskless; the enormous amount of the most insidious corruptor over which they rule, money ...


Exposing Judges' Unaccountability And Consequent Riskless Wrongdoing: Pioneering The News And Publishing Field Of Judicial Unaccountability Reporting, Dr. Richard Cordero Esq. Oct 2013

Exposing Judges' Unaccountability And Consequent Riskless Wrongdoing: Pioneering The News And Publishing Field Of Judicial Unaccountability Reporting, Dr. Richard Cordero Esq.

Dr. Richard Cordero Esq.

This study analyzes official statistics of the Federal Judiciary, legal provisions, and other publicly filed documents. It discusses how federal judges’ life-appointment; de facto unimpeachability and irremovability; self-immunization from discipline through abuse of the Judiciary’s statutory self-policing authority; abuse of its vast Information Technology resources to interfere with their complainants’ communications; the secrecy in which they cover their adjudicative, administrative, disciplinary, and policy-making acts; and third parties’ fear of their individual and close rank retaliation render judges unaccountable. Their unaccountability makes their abuse of power riskless; the enormous amount of the most insidious corruptor over which they rule, money ...


Exposing Judges' Unaccountability And Consequent Riskless Wrongdoing: Pioneering The News And Publishing Field Of Judicial Unaccountability Reporting, Dr. Richard Cordero Esq. Oct 2013

Exposing Judges' Unaccountability And Consequent Riskless Wrongdoing: Pioneering The News And Publishing Field Of Judicial Unaccountability Reporting, Dr. Richard Cordero Esq.

Dr. Richard Cordero Esq.

This study analyzes official statistics of the Federal Judiciary, legal provisions, and other publicly filed documents. It discusses how federal judges’ life-appointment; de facto unimpeachability and irremovability; self-immunization from discipline through abuse of the Judiciary’s statutory self-policing authority; abuse of its vast Information Technology resources to interfere with their complainants’ communications; the secrecy in which they cover their adjudicative, administrative, disciplinary, and policy-making acts; and third parties’ fear of their individual and close rank retaliation render judges unaccountable. Their unaccountability makes their abuse of power riskless; the enormous amount of the most insidious corruptor over which they rule, money ...


Something Bad In Your Briefs, Richard H. Underwood Oct 2013

Something Bad In Your Briefs, Richard H. Underwood

Law Faculty Scholarly Articles

In a profession heavily driven by writing, plagiarism is an ethical issue that plagues the legal community. The legal profession generally views plagiarism as unethical, but often sends mixed messages by condemning it in some settings, but not others. In this short Commentary, Professor Underwood discusses the ethical implications of plagiarism in legal writing.


The Role Of Ethics Audits In Fortifying The Ethical Infrastructure Of Law Firms, Susan Fortney Sep 2013

The Role Of Ethics Audits In Fortifying The Ethical Infrastructure Of Law Firms, Susan Fortney

Susan S. Fortney

No abstract provided.


Legal Writing As Good Writing; Tips From The Trenches, Michael A. Zuckerman, Andrey Spektor Sep 2013

Legal Writing As Good Writing; Tips From The Trenches, Michael A. Zuckerman, Andrey Spektor

Michael A. Zuckerman

No abstract provided.


The Revolution Will Not Be Codified, Melissa Mortazavi Aug 2013

The Revolution Will Not Be Codified, Melissa Mortazavi

Melissa Mortazavi

No abstract provided.


Foreword To The Conference: The Law: Business Or Profession? The Continuing Relevance Of Julius Henry Cohen For The Practice Of Law In The Twenty-First Century, Samuel J. Levine Aug 2013

Foreword To The Conference: The Law: Business Or Profession? The Continuing Relevance Of Julius Henry Cohen For The Practice Of Law In The Twenty-First Century, Samuel J. Levine

Samuel J. Levine

No abstract provided.


Lost In The Compromise: Free Speech, Criminal Justice, And Attorney Pretrial Publicity, Margaret Tarkington Aug 2013

Lost In The Compromise: Free Speech, Criminal Justice, And Attorney Pretrial Publicity, Margaret Tarkington

Margaret C Tarkington

Publicity by the prosecution and defense in the criminal proceedings against George Zimmerman again raised the question of the appropriate scope of First Amendment protection for attorney pretrial publicity. The Supreme Court, the Model Rules of Professional Conduct, and many scholars have viewed restrictions on attorney pretrial publicity as a compromise between the constitutional guarantees of free speech and a fair trial. Nevertheless, scholars advocate widely divergent levels of free speech protection for attorney pretrial publicity—ranging from core free speech protection to extremely limited protection. Traditional First Amendment doctrines fail to elucidate the proper scope of free speech rights ...