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Professional Responsibility: An Open-Source Casebook, Brian L. Frye, Elizabeth Schiller Apr 2019

Professional Responsibility: An Open-Source Casebook, Brian L. Frye, Elizabeth Schiller

Law Faculty Books and Chapters

We wanted this casebook to be as easy to use and understand as possible. Accordingly, we included not only cases, but also the text of the rules and restatements, as well as concise explanations of the relevant law. Each chapter of the book addresses a different issue, in the following format. First, it clearly and concisely explains the relevant law governing that issue. Then provides the relevant text of any statutes, Model Rules, sections of the Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers, or other sources, with a link to an open-source versions of the full text, when available. It provides ...


Lessons In Legal Ethics From Reading About The Life Of Lincoln, Eugene R. Gaetke Jan 2009

Lessons In Legal Ethics From Reading About The Life Of Lincoln, Eugene R. Gaetke

Kentucky Law Journal

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Lessons In Legal Ethics From Reading About The Life Of Lincoln, Eugene R. Gaetke Jan 2009

Lessons In Legal Ethics From Reading About The Life Of Lincoln, Eugene R. Gaetke

Law Faculty Scholarly Articles

Abraham Lincoln is an icon of American history. He is prominently named in various opinion polls as among the best Presidents in the history of the United States. His stature as a great President is perhaps best reflected currently in the stream of events constituting a national two-year celebration of his 1809 birth. Even before that, however, scholarly and popular interest and Lincoln’s life and Presidency continued unabated, as indicated by the steady publication and success of books about him. Notable among these works is David Herbert Donald’s best-selling biography of our sixteenth President titled Lincoln.

Although Mr ...


What Gets Judges In Trouble, Richard H. Underwood Apr 2003

What Gets Judges In Trouble, Richard H. Underwood

Law Faculty Scholarly Articles

I wrote this article to collect some cautionary material about “what gets judges in trouble.” I wanted something I could offer to our state judges, practitioners, and my legal ethics students. While I have never been a judge, and while I have never worked for a judicial conduct organization, I have been a law professor for almost twenty-five years and the chairman of a state bar association ethics committee for fourteen. I am not the kind of person who would refrain from holding forth just because I may not know what I am talking about.

When I started out, I ...


What I Think That I Have Learned About Legal Ethics, Richard H. Underwood Jan 2003

What I Think That I Have Learned About Legal Ethics, Richard H. Underwood

Law Faculty Scholarly Articles

In this short piece I want to say a few things that other academics teaching legal ethics may find disturbing. I say this because I believe that I may be swimming against the current academic fashion. Of course, it is possible that I do not have a very good handle on the current academic fashion. I hope I am not setting up a straw person to knock down, but I may be. If I am, I am sure someone will call me to task. What I am going to say is this: contrary to popular belief (among practitioners, at least ...


Turn Up The Volume: The Need For "Noisy Withdrawal" In A Post Enron Society, Ryan Morrison Jan 2003

Turn Up The Volume: The Need For "Noisy Withdrawal" In A Post Enron Society, Ryan Morrison

Kentucky Law Journal

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Administrative Adjudication In Kentucky: Ethics And Unauthorized Practice Considerations, Richard H. Underwood Jan 2002

Administrative Adjudication In Kentucky: Ethics And Unauthorized Practice Considerations, Richard H. Underwood

Law Faculty Scholarly Articles

This article is an extended version of a presentation I made at a training course for hearing officers sponsored by the Office of the Attorney General, Division of Administrative Hearings. In my original presentation, I was asked to focus on the ethics of the administrative adjudicator. I was asked to answer some specific questions, which I will include here for the reader's benefit. In this more complete treatment, I would also like to discuss the ethics of lawyers and other representatives appearing before administrative agencies.

The Kentucky Courts had begun to "judicialize" the administrative hearing process in the early ...


Rethinking The Way Law Is Taught: Can We Improve Lawyer Professionalism By Teaching Hired Guns To Aim Better?, W. William Hodges Jan 1999

Rethinking The Way Law Is Taught: Can We Improve Lawyer Professionalism By Teaching Hired Guns To Aim Better?, W. William Hodges

Kentucky Law Journal

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Renewed Introspection And The Legal Profession, Eugene R. Gaetke Jan 1999

Renewed Introspection And The Legal Profession, Eugene R. Gaetke

Law Faculty Scholarly Articles

As the twentieth century draws to a close, the legal profession again immersed in a process of self-assessment, reflection, and reform. Operating on several fronts, various constituent elements of the bar have recently completed or have underway significant projects relating to the law of lawyering.

Two efforts stand out in particular. For more than a decade, the American Law Institute has labored in the production of a new Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers, and the organization stands now on the brink of that monumental work's publication. Equally significant, the American Bar Association has again undertaken a comprehensive review ...


The Lawyer's Duty To Disclose Material Facts In Contract Or Settlement Negotiations, Nathan M. Crystal Jan 1999

The Lawyer's Duty To Disclose Material Facts In Contract Or Settlement Negotiations, Nathan M. Crystal

Kentucky Law Journal

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The Role Of Ethics And Unauthorized Practice Opinions In Regulating The Practice Of Law In Kentucky, William H. Fortune Jan 1998

The Role Of Ethics And Unauthorized Practice Opinions In Regulating The Practice Of Law In Kentucky, William H. Fortune

Law Faculty Scholarly Articles

The purpose of this article is to discuss the role of ethics and unauthorized practice opinions in regulating the practice of law, with suggestions for clarification and improvement.

The Kentucky Bench and Bar, the quarterly journal of the Kentucky Bar Association ("KBA"), prints "Advisory Ethics Opinions" and "Unauthorized Practice Opinions" over the signatures of the respective chairs of the Ethics and Unauthorized Practice of Law ("UPL") Committees. This article describes: 1) how ethics and unauthorized practice opinions are generated; 2) the legal effect of the opinions; 3) the relationship of ethics opinions to attorney discipline; 4) the Board of Bar ...


Kentucky Law Survey: Professional Responsibility, William H. Fortune Jan 1998

Kentucky Law Survey: Professional Responsibility, William H. Fortune

Kentucky Law Journal

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Cross-Examining Legal Ethics: The Roles Of Intentions, Outcomes, And Character, R. George Wright Jan 1995

Cross-Examining Legal Ethics: The Roles Of Intentions, Outcomes, And Character, R. George Wright

Kentucky Law Journal

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Perspectives On Group Representation, Deborah L. Rhode Jan 1992

Perspectives On Group Representation, Deborah L. Rhode

Kentucky Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Kentucky's New Rules Of Professional Conduct For Lawyers, Eugene R. Gaetke Jan 1990

Kentucky's New Rules Of Professional Conduct For Lawyers, Eugene R. Gaetke

Law Faculty Scholarly Articles

On July 12, 1989, the Kentucky Supreme Court adopted its own version of the American Bar Association's 1983 Model Rules of Professional Conduct as the body of disciplinary law applicable to lawyers practicing in the state. These new rules constitute a major improvement in the state's law of legal ethics. Their adoption should be considered a victory for Kentucky lawyers and, more importantly, a victory for the people of the state, the ultimate beneficiaries of the regulation of the legal profession.

As with most victories, the adoption of the new rules was not unequivocally positive. Kentucky's version ...


Lawyers As Officers Of The Court, Eugene R. Gaetke Jan 1989

Lawyers As Officers Of The Court, Eugene R. Gaetke

Law Faculty Scholarly Articles

Lawyers like to refer to themselves as officers of the court. Careful analysis of the role of the lawyer within the adversarial legal system reveals the characterization to be vacuous and unduly self-laudatory. It confuses lawyers and misleads the public. The profession, therefore, should either stop using the officer of the court characterization or give meaning to it. This Article proposes certain modifications of the existing rules of professional responsibility that would bring lawyers' actual obligations more in line with those suggested by the label of officer of the court.


Taking And Pursuing A Case: Some Observations Regarding "Legal Ethics" And Attorney Accountability, Richard H. Underwood Jan 1985

Taking And Pursuing A Case: Some Observations Regarding "Legal Ethics" And Attorney Accountability, Richard H. Underwood

Law Faculty Scholarly Articles

This Article addresses some of the potential liabilities that may arise from an attorney's decision to decline, refer, undertake, continue or discontinue the prosecution of a civil action. This Article suggests that counsel's obligations to his or her client, adversary, and fellow members of the bar, as well as to the judiciary and the justice system, can be balanced without subjecting attorneys to liability. This balance can be attained, however, only if potential problems are spotted and minimal precautions are taken.


Ethics: Professionalism, Craft, And Failure, James R. Elkins Jan 1985

Ethics: Professionalism, Craft, And Failure, James R. Elkins

Kentucky Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Legal Ethics And Class Actions: Problems, Tactics And Judicial Responses, Richard H. Underwood Jan 1983

Legal Ethics And Class Actions: Problems, Tactics And Judicial Responses, Richard H. Underwood

Law Faculty Scholarly Articles

Perhaps no procedural innovation has generated more controversy than the class action. As Professor Arthur Miller has observed, debate over “class action problem[s]” has raged at several different levels. For example, opponents and proponents of class actions disagree on whether such actions produce socially desirable results in an economical fashion and whether an already overburdened judiciary can handle the additional supervisory demands of the class action. Recently, a somewhat more ideological dialogue has addressed the merit of publicly funded class actions. Such questions arise only indirectly in the context of class action litigation. However, a certain hostility toward class ...


Legal Ethics And Class Actions: Problems, Tactics And Judicial Responses, Richard H. Underwood Jan 1983

Legal Ethics And Class Actions: Problems, Tactics And Judicial Responses, Richard H. Underwood

Kentucky Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Solicitation And The Uncertain Status Of The Code Of Professional Responsibility In Kentucky, Eugene R. Gaetke Jan 1982

Solicitation And The Uncertain Status Of The Code Of Professional Responsibility In Kentucky, Eugene R. Gaetke

Kentucky Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Attorney Accountability In Kentucky--Liability To Clients And Third Parties, Gerald P. Johnston Jan 1982

Attorney Accountability In Kentucky--Liability To Clients And Third Parties, Gerald P. Johnston

Kentucky Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Modern Mettle: The Misconstrued Morality, William B. Martin Jan 1964

Modern Mettle: The Misconstrued Morality, William B. Martin

Kentucky Law Journal

No abstract provided.