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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

Kentucky Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Coaching Witnesses, Fred C. Zacharias, Shaun Martin Jan 1999

Coaching Witnesses, Fred C. Zacharias, Shaun Martin

Kentucky Law Journal

No abstract provided.


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

Renewed Introspection And The Legal Profession, Eugene R. Gaetke

Kentucky Law Journal

No abstract provided.


The Professional And The Liar, Richard H. Underwood Jan 1999

The Professional And The Liar, Richard H. Underwood

Kentucky Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Should Kentucky Impose An Enforceable Duty On Lawyers To Report Other Lawyers' Professional Misconduct?, Parker D. Eastin Jan 1999

Should Kentucky Impose An Enforceable Duty On Lawyers To Report Other Lawyers' Professional Misconduct?, Parker D. Eastin

Kentucky Law Journal

No abstract provided.


The Professional And The Liar, Richard H. Underwood Jan 1999

The Professional And The Liar, Richard H. Underwood

Law Faculty Scholarly Articles

Many individuals in society think that all lawyers are liars. Some think lawyers are allowed to lie. Regrettably, some American lawyers apparently think so too. In the United States there has been, and continues to be, a troubling lack of professional consensus when it comes to litigating a case. Indeed, lawyers who are neither corrupt nor insensitive have been accused of arguing that the elicitation of false testimony, and the use of it, is a professional responsibility. Fairness also calls for some acknowledgment that even the most cunning, zealous, and successful of trial lawyers have agonized over such moral choices ...


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 ...


A Lawyer's Guide: How To Avoid Pitfalls When Dealing With Alien Clients, Kelly Kaiser Jan 1998

A Lawyer's Guide: How To Avoid Pitfalls When Dealing With Alien Clients, Kelly Kaiser

Kentucky Law Journal

No abstract provided.


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

Kentucky Law Survey: Professional Responsibility, William H. Fortune

Law Faculty Scholarly Articles

This article is a survey of recent Kentucky ethics cases and Kentucky Bar Association ethics opinions. The cases and opinions selected are those of general application but special interest.


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

No abstract provided.


In Search Of The Solicitor General's Clients: A Drama With Many Characters*, Drew S. Days Iii Jan 1994

In Search Of The Solicitor General's Clients: A Drama With Many Characters*, Drew S. Days Iii

Kentucky Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Joint State-Federal Regulation Of Lawyers: The Case Of Group Legal Services Under Erisa, Julia Field Costich Jan 1993

Joint State-Federal Regulation Of Lawyers: The Case Of Group Legal Services Under Erisa, Julia Field Costich

Kentucky Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Part-Time Prosecutors And Conflicts Of Interest: A Survey And Some Proposals, Richard H. Underwood Jan 1992

Part-Time Prosecutors And Conflicts Of Interest: A Survey And Some Proposals, Richard H. Underwood

Kentucky Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Part-Time Prosecutors And Conflicts Of Interest: A Survey And Some Proposals, Richard H. Underwood Jan 1992

Part-Time Prosecutors And Conflicts Of Interest: A Survey And Some Proposals, Richard H. Underwood

Law Faculty Scholarly Articles

For many jurisdictions, the need for part-time prosecutors is a reality that will continue into the foreseeable future. The daunting task of balancing a private practice with prosecutorial duties is made all the more difficult by the lack of a coherent set of guidelines for minimizing the impact of conflicts of interest. What is needed is a set of guidelines flexible enough to permit attorneys to balance the part-time prosecutor's dual practice yet concrete enough to protect the system and its participants from conflicts of interest. Of prime importance in establishing any such system is the need for a ...


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

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

Kentucky Law Journal

No abstract provided.


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 ...


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.


Choosing The Equine Business Form, John J. Kropp, John A. Flanagan, Thomas W. Kahle Jan 1982

Choosing The Equine Business Form, John J. Kropp, John A. Flanagan, Thomas W. Kahle

Kentucky Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Kentucky Law Survey: Professional Responsibility, Eugene R. Gaetke, Rebecca G. Casey Jan 1982

Kentucky Law Survey: Professional Responsibility, Eugene R. Gaetke, Rebecca G. Casey

Law Faculty Scholarly Articles

In the face of persistent criticism of the legal profession, from within as well as without, the Kentucky Supreme Court exhibits a certain degree of ambivalence toward issues of professional responsibility. This ambivalence manifests itself in two ways.

First, the Court's treatment of different categories of professional misconduct seems at times unjustifiably inconsistent. The Court reacts to certain misconduct in an almost uniformly harsh manner, evincing the attitude of a strict disciplinarian for the practicing bar. Occasionally, however, the Court responds to various other kinds of equally gross misconduct with apparently undue leniency. In such cases the Court seems ...


The Lawyer's Independent Calling, Archibald Cox Jan 1978

The Lawyer's Independent Calling, Archibald Cox

Kentucky Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Presuming Lawyers Competent To Protect Fundamental Rights: Is It An Affordable Fiction?, Robert G. Lawson Jan 1978

Presuming Lawyers Competent To Protect Fundamental Rights: Is It An Affordable Fiction?, Robert G. Lawson

Kentucky Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Kentucky's Future Need For Attorneys, Leslie W. Abramson Jan 1974

Kentucky's Future Need For Attorneys, Leslie W. Abramson

Kentucky Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Lawyer Supply And Demand In Kentucky Over The Next Decade, Alvin L. Goldman Jan 1970

Lawyer Supply And Demand In Kentucky Over The Next Decade, Alvin L. Goldman

Kentucky Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Study Of Civil Code Of Practice, New Judicial Council And Judicial Conference, Watson Clay Jan 1950

Study Of Civil Code Of Practice, New Judicial Council And Judicial Conference, Watson Clay

Kentucky Law Journal

No abstract provided.