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United States Citizens Detained As "Enemy Combatants": The Right To Counsel As A Matter Of Ethics, Jesselyn A. Radack Dec 2003

United States Citizens Detained As "Enemy Combatants": The Right To Counsel As A Matter Of Ethics, Jesselyn A. Radack

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal

The Supreme Court will decide as a matter of law whether an American citizen detained as an enemy combatant has the right to counsel. The author argues that as a matter of ethics, the answer is clear - there is a right to counsel. In this Article, the author analyzes the cases regarding Jose Padilla and Yaser Esam Hamdi discusses ABA Model Rule 4.2, and its application, and proposes an amendment to Rule 4.2's Comment.


Equal Justice Under The Law: Why Iolta Programs Do Not Violate The First Amendment, Hillary A. Webber Dec 2003

Equal Justice Under The Law: Why Iolta Programs Do Not Violate The First Amendment, Hillary A. Webber

American University Law Review

No abstract provided.


Legal Ethics, Patrick Emery Longan Dec 2003

Legal Ethics, Patrick Emery Longan

Mercer Law Review

Between June 1, 2002, and June 1, 2003, the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Georgia Supreme Court decided over two hundred cases concerning legal ethics. Those cases included disciplinary cases against lawyers, bar admission matters, claims of ineffective assistance of counsel in criminal cases, judicial discipline and disqualification, and several miscellaneous matters involving clients and lawyers. In addition, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit decided one significant case involving judicial elections in Georgia.


Legislating Morality: The Duty To The Tax System Reconsidered, Watson Dec 2003

Legislating Morality: The Duty To The Tax System Reconsidered, Watson

Scholarly Works

Four years ago, I presented a paper at a symposium on professionalism jointly sponsored by the University of Kansas Law School and the Kansas Bar Association. That paper espoused the view (contrary to what appears to be the popular view among tax scholars) that tax lawyers owe no special duty to the "tax system" other than to abide by the law and the applicable standards of professional conduct. During the four-year interim since my last visit to Kansas, however, we have witnessed the deleterious effect of the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 (RRA '98) on IRS enforcement and …


Political Correctness Today, Joseph Ellin Nov 2003

Political Correctness Today, Joseph Ellin

Center for the Study of Ethics in Society Papers

Paper presented to the Center of the Study of Ethics in Society Western Michigan University, November 14th, 2003.


Clark Memorandum: Fall 2003, J. Reuben Clark Law Society, J. Reuben Clark Law School Nov 2003

Clark Memorandum: Fall 2003, J. Reuben Clark Law Society, J. Reuben Clark Law School

The Clark Memorandum


Main Street Multidisciplinary Practice Firms: Laboratories For The Future, Susan Poser Oct 2003

Main Street Multidisciplinary Practice Firms: Laboratories For The Future, Susan Poser

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform

This Article examines the debate over multidisciplinary practice in the wake of the collapse of Enron and Arthur Andersen. Part I addresses the history of the scholarly debate about multidisciplinary practice in the United States. It discusses the focus on large multidisciplinary firms, feared threats to independent professional judgment, and the current rule concerning lawyers and multidisciplinary practice.

Part II examines the reasons for allowing multidisciplinary practice. The author argues that client demand, lawyer demand, and policy reasons all provide valid reasons for permitting "one-stop" shopping. Part I also discusses existing forms of multidisciplinary practice. The author argues that the …


Intelligence Testing And Atkins: Considerations For Appellate Courts And Appellate Lawyers, Lajuana Davis Oct 2003

Intelligence Testing And Atkins: Considerations For Appellate Courts And Appellate Lawyers, Lajuana Davis

The Journal of Appellate Practice and Process

No abstract provided.


The Revised Aba Guidelines And The Duties Of Lawyers And Judges In Capital Post-Conviction Proceedings, Eric M. Freedman Oct 2003

The Revised Aba Guidelines And The Duties Of Lawyers And Judges In Capital Post-Conviction Proceedings, Eric M. Freedman

The Journal of Appellate Practice and Process

No abstract provided.


Effective Performance Guarantees For Capital State Post-Conviction Counsel: Cutting The Gordian Knot, Andrew Hammel Oct 2003

Effective Performance Guarantees For Capital State Post-Conviction Counsel: Cutting The Gordian Knot, Andrew Hammel

The Journal of Appellate Practice and Process

No abstract provided.


Enron, Watergate And The Regulation Of The Legal Profession, Arnold Rochvarg Oct 2003

Enron, Watergate And The Regulation Of The Legal Profession, Arnold Rochvarg

All Faculty Scholarship

The most famous scandal of the twentieth century was the Watergate scandal, which most notably led to the resignation of Richard Nixon as President of the United States. The significance of Watergate, however, extends further than the resignation of Nixon. Because Watergate involved so many lawyers, it had a great impact on the regulation of the legal profession. Although the twenty-first century has just started, the strongest contender for this century's most famous scandal is the Enron scandal. Although the Enron scandal is identified mostly with misconduct by accountants and corporate officials, it too involved lawyers and has impacted on …


Notre Dame Lawyer - Fall 2003, Notre Dame Law School Oct 2003

Notre Dame Lawyer - Fall 2003, Notre Dame Law School

Notre Dame Lawyer

No abstract provided.


Lawyers In The Perfect Storm, Mark A. Sargent Oct 2003

Lawyers In The Perfect Storm, Mark A. Sargent

Working Paper Series

The multiple corporate collapses and scandals of recent years, for which "Enron" is a convenient shorthand, resulted from a perfect storm in which regulatory oversight, the law of fiduciary duty, gatekeepers, market discipline, and contractual incentives all failed to prevent gross self-dealing, conflicts of interest, and deception, or themselves produced perverse consequences. The story of this simultaneous failure of the structures in place since the New Deal and before, has received considerable attention in both the popular and scholarly literature, but is summarized here to provide a context for consideration of the contributions that lawyers made to the perfect storm. …


The Ethical Obligation Of Transactional Lawyer To Act As Gatekeepers, Rutheford B. Campbell Jr., Eugene R. Gaetke Oct 2003

The Ethical Obligation Of Transactional Lawyer To Act As Gatekeepers, Rutheford B. Campbell Jr., Eugene R. Gaetke

Law Faculty Scholarly Articles

Recent examples of managerial misconduct at major corporations have called into question the adequacy of the gatekeeper role provided by transactional lawyers representing corporations. That role is governed by Model Rule 1.13(b), which obligates the lawyer for a corporation to take remedial action if the lawyer knows that corporate managers are engaged in actions that amount to a "violation of a legal obligation" to the corporation or that are unlawful and likely to result in substantial injury to the corporation. In addition, Model Rule 1.2(d) forbids a lawyer from lending assistance to any action by corporate managers "that the lawyer …


Taking The Lawyer's Craft Into Virtual Space: Computer-Mediated Interviewing, Counseling, And Negotiating, Robert M. Bastress, Joseph D. Harbaugh Oct 2003

Taking The Lawyer's Craft Into Virtual Space: Computer-Mediated Interviewing, Counseling, And Negotiating, Robert M. Bastress, Joseph D. Harbaugh

Law Faculty Scholarship

Bellow's and Moulton's The Lawyering Process emphasized the need for law students and lawyers to draw on other disciplines for effective skills development, to make self-analysis of their professional skills and principles a career-long practice, and to remain ever vigilant of emerging ethical issues. This article attempts to honor those lessons by applying them to lawyers' use of computer mediated communication (CMC) in interacting with clients and in negotiating for clients. The article examines the social science research on CMC, applies that research to the lawyer's context, and makes some tentative assessments about the skills involved in lawyers' use of …


Conference Registration Sep 2003

Conference Registration

Freedman Institute for the Study of Legal Ethics Conferences

No abstract provided.


Conference Program Sep 2003

Conference Program

Freedman Institute for the Study of Legal Ethics Conferences

No abstract provided.


Reingeniería De La Corte Suprema De La Nación - Una Guía De Trabajo Y Propuestas Para Mejorar Los Aspectos Organizativos, Funcionales Y De Gobierno Del Alto Tribunal, Horacio M. Lynch, Luciano Hurtado, María Clara Pujol, Et Al Sep 2003

Reingeniería De La Corte Suprema De La Nación - Una Guía De Trabajo Y Propuestas Para Mejorar Los Aspectos Organizativos, Funcionales Y De Gobierno Del Alto Tribunal, Horacio M. Lynch, Luciano Hurtado, María Clara Pujol, Et Al

Horacio M. LYNCH

Esta investigación continúa y actualiza las propuestas e investigaciones de FORES sobre la Corte Suprema, originadas en el diagnóstico elaborado en las Conferencias sobre la Reforma Judicial de 1977 y 1978, y en los posteriores estudios “REFORMAS EN LA CORTE SUPREMA”, 1987 y “DIAGNÓSTICO DE LA JUSTICIA ARGENTINA”, 1988, dirigidas por el Dr. Horacio M. Lynch. Complementa el reciente trabajo de éste “CAMBIOS EN LA CORTE SUPREMA - ENFOQUES DEL SIGLO XXI”, (LL 30Jul03 / V. ANEXO), y con otro anterior “EL RECURSO EXTRAORDINARIO POR ARBITRARIEDAD - UN DILEMA PARA LA NUEVA CORTE SUPREMA”, de 1990 (LL 1990-D- 719). Está …


What's A Mediator To Do - Adopting Ethical Guidelines For West Virginia Mediators, Madeleine H. Johnson Sep 2003

What's A Mediator To Do - Adopting Ethical Guidelines For West Virginia Mediators, Madeleine H. Johnson

West Virginia Law Review

No abstract provided.


Shared Responsibility: The Duty To Legal Externs, Kathleen Connolly Butler Sep 2003

Shared Responsibility: The Duty To Legal Externs, Kathleen Connolly Butler

West Virginia Law Review

No abstract provided.


Stop Me Before I Vote For This Judge Again: Judicial Conduct Organizations, Judicial Accountability, And The Disciplining Of Elected Judges, Alex B. Long Sep 2003

Stop Me Before I Vote For This Judge Again: Judicial Conduct Organizations, Judicial Accountability, And The Disciplining Of Elected Judges, Alex B. Long

West Virginia Law Review

No abstract provided.


Informal Methods Of Enhancing The Accountability Of Lawyers, W. Bradley Wendel Jul 2003

Informal Methods Of Enhancing The Accountability Of Lawyers, W. Bradley Wendel

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Judicial Ethics In Utah, Steve Averett Jul 2003

Judicial Ethics In Utah, Steve Averett

Brigham Young University Journal of Public Law

No abstract provided.


Let's Put Ourselves Out Of Business: On Respect, Responsibility, And Dialogue In Dispute Resolution, Jonathan R. Cohen Jul 2003

Let's Put Ourselves Out Of Business: On Respect, Responsibility, And Dialogue In Dispute Resolution, Jonathan R. Cohen

UF Law Faculty Publications

This Essay works in two steps. I want to daydream with you about the future, or what I hope will someday be the future, of our dispute resolution movement. I want to then use these imaginings to reflect upon where we are today. I want to suggest something that may at first seem odd: Our ultimate goal should be to put ourselves, or virtually put ourselves, out of business. Eventually, I hope the time will come when we live in a society where the expert services of dispute resolution professionals, including not only lawyers and judges but also mediators and …


Busting The Professional Trust: A Comment On William Simon’S Ladd Lecture, W. Bradley Wendel Jul 2003

Busting The Professional Trust: A Comment On William Simon’S Ladd Lecture, W. Bradley Wendel

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

It is truly an honor to be asked to Comment on the work of William Simon, one of the scholars who has done the most to contribute to the reputation of legal ethics as a field with intellectual rigor and depth, as well as one with significant implications for legal theory generally. The power of his critical faculties is unmatched: the platitudes offered by the organized bar in defense of the dominant view of legal ethics lie in tatters after the sustained assault in the first three chapters of The Practice of Justice. In fact, it can be difficult …


What Is A Reasonable Attorney Fee? An Empirical Study Of Class Action Settlements, Theodore Eisenberg, Geoffrey P. Miller Jul 2003

What Is A Reasonable Attorney Fee? An Empirical Study Of Class Action Settlements, Theodore Eisenberg, Geoffrey P. Miller

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

Determining an appropriate fee is a difficult task facing trial court judges in class action litigation. But courts rarely rely on empirical research to assess a fee’s reasonableness, due, at least in part, to the relative paucity of available information. Existing empirical studies of attorney fees in class action cases are limited in scope, and generally do not control for important variables. To help fill this gap, we analyzed data from all state and federal class actions with reported fee decisions from 1993 to 2002 in which the fee and class recovery could be determined with reasonable confidence.

We find …


How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Lawyer-Bashing: Some Post-Conference Reflections, W. Bradley Wendel Jul 2003

How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Lawyer-Bashing: Some Post-Conference Reflections, W. Bradley Wendel

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Failure To Advise Non-Citizens Of Immigration Consequences Of Criminal Convictions: Should This Be Grounds To Withdraw A Guilty Plea?, John J. Francis Jun 2003

Failure To Advise Non-Citizens Of Immigration Consequences Of Criminal Convictions: Should This Be Grounds To Withdraw A Guilty Plea?, John J. Francis

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform

In this Article, Professor Francis argues that non-citizen criminal defendants should be afforded greater latitude in withdrawing guilty pleas, when those pleas are made without awareness of potential immigration consequences. Moreover, the Article highlights the roles both judges and attorneys should play in ensuring that non-citizens do not enter into such uninformed pleas.

Noting that courts have characterized deportation as a collateral consequence of a criminal conviction, the article argues that deportation, following the passage of the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1996, is unique in its severity and certainty. Many of the same due process considerations which underpin the …


When The Hurlyburly's Done: The Bar's Struggle With The Sec, Susan P. Koniak Jun 2003

When The Hurlyburly's Done: The Bar's Struggle With The Sec, Susan P. Koniak

Faculty Scholarship

Enron went bust. Global Crossing went bust. WorldCom went bust. And underneath all their apparent gold we found, not mere mistakes, but rot and more rot and more rot still. And the rot had to be named, and it was: accounting scandal. The name stuck, and names matter. Arthur Andersen knows.


Conflicts Of Interest Challenges Post Mickens V. Taylor: Redefining The Defendant's Burden In Concurrent, Successive, And Personal Interest Conflicts, Mark W. Shiner Jun 2003

Conflicts Of Interest Challenges Post Mickens V. Taylor: Redefining The Defendant's Burden In Concurrent, Successive, And Personal Interest Conflicts, Mark W. Shiner

Washington and Lee Law Review

No abstract provided.