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Book Reviews, Ernest Van Den Haag, James F. Neal Mar 1976

Book Reviews, Ernest Van Den Haag, James F. Neal

Vanderbilt Law Review

Consensual Government "The Morality of Consent" by Alexander M. Bickel

Reviewed by Ernest van den Haag

Bickel wanted to make the scope of the law comprehensive enough to proclaim the norms that are consensually perceived to be necessary to social life, yet to let individuals and groups pursue their choices without being forced to conform altogether to majority views or being strapped into judicial strait jackets. His work, and the unifying theme of this posthumous collection of essays, very largely consisted of elaborations of his answer to the question: how can we define the province of constitutional interpretation so as ...


Professional Responsibility: Education And Enforcement, Robert H. Aronson Jan 1976

Professional Responsibility: Education And Enforcement, Robert H. Aronson

Articles

The fallout from the Watergate scandals has had a profound effect upon the legal profession because many of the prominent offenders were attorneys. The severity of the conduct involved and the suspicion that the activities publicized represent merely the tip of the iceberg have caused the American Bar Association, state and local bar committees, and law schools to seek new ways of educating prospective lawyers with respect to their ethical duties, and to seek more effective sanctions against ethically deficient attorneys. It is ironic, however, that increased awareness and activity in the area of legal ethics should be motivated by ...


Review Of Freedman’S “Lawyers’ Ethics In An Adversary System”, Ronald D. Rotunda Jan 1976

Review Of Freedman’S “Lawyers’ Ethics In An Adversary System”, Ronald D. Rotunda

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Quality Advocacy And The Code Of Professional Responsibility, The Attorney-Client Relationship And The Code Of Professional Responsibility: Suggested Attorney Liability For Breach Of Duty To Disclose Fraud To The Securities Exchange Commission, Alan C. Myers Jan 1976

Quality Advocacy And The Code Of Professional Responsibility, The Attorney-Client Relationship And The Code Of Professional Responsibility: Suggested Attorney Liability For Breach Of Duty To Disclose Fraud To The Securities Exchange Commission, Alan C. Myers

Fordham Law Review

The imposition of increased obligations and liabilities on securities lawyers threatens not onlly the attorney, but the quality of his representation as well. Alan Myers examines the possible consequences of the current expansion of liability, and suggests what the securities lawyer's obligations and liabilities should be under DR 7-102(B)(1) and DR 101(C)(3) of the Code of Professional Responsibility.


A Critique Of Lawyers' Ethics In An Adversary System, William R. Meagher Jan 1976

A Critique Of Lawyers' Ethics In An Adversary System, William R. Meagher

Fordham Urban Law Journal

Monroe Freedman’s book is largely a reiteration of his unorthodox views, previously aired in various law reviews and other professional publications, regarding ethical standards that should govern the conduct of the trial advocate. Since his positions contradict the behavioral principles codified in two publications of the American Bar Association—the Code of Professional Responsibility and the Standards Relating to the Defense Function—the author adopts the apologetic strategy of impugning both the credibility and the viability of these precepts in order to justify his contrary stance and to clear the way for its general acceptance.


Quality Advocacy And The Code Of Professional Responsibility, Minnesota Plan: Mandatory Continuing Legal Education For Lawyers And Judges As A Condition For The Mantaining Of Professional Licensing, The Honorable Robert J. Sheran, Laurence C. Harmon Jan 1976

Quality Advocacy And The Code Of Professional Responsibility, Minnesota Plan: Mandatory Continuing Legal Education For Lawyers And Judges As A Condition For The Mantaining Of Professional Licensing, The Honorable Robert J. Sheran, Laurence C. Harmon

Fordham Law Review

At the Sixth Annual John F. Sonnett Memorial Lecture, Chief Justice Sheran of the Supreme Court of Minnesota presented a speech on Minnesota's decision to become the first state to mandate continuing legal education for all licensed attorneys and judges in the state. The purpose of the decision, which emphasizes the quality of advocacy in Minnesota, was to implement the concept of Canon 6 of the Code of Professional Responsibility which provided that a lawyer should reprsent a client competently. This Article discusses the considerations and process which led to the adoption of the Minnesota plan.


Quality Advocacy And The Code Of Professional Responsibility, The Ethics Of Dilatory Motion Practice: Time For Change, The Honorable David N. Edelstein Jan 1976

Quality Advocacy And The Code Of Professional Responsibility, The Ethics Of Dilatory Motion Practice: Time For Change, The Honorable David N. Edelstein

Fordham Law Review

One of the goals of the adversary system is to "secure the just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of every action." Chief Judge Edelstein maintains that a restriction on dilatory motion practice is needed to secure this goal. To that end he proposes an amendment to the Code of Professional Responsibilities, the United States Judicial Code, and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.


Quality Advocacy And The Code Of Professional Responsibility, Conflicts Of Interests--A Trial Judge's Notes, The Honorable Orrin G. Judd Jan 1976

Quality Advocacy And The Code Of Professional Responsibility, Conflicts Of Interests--A Trial Judge's Notes, The Honorable Orrin G. Judd

Fordham Law Review

The quality of representation is undermined when a client's interests conflict with those of a third party, another client, a former client, or the attorney himself. In addition, a criminal defendant's interests in acquittal or a civil litigant's desire to vindicate his claim may run afoul of a court's search for truth. The Code of Professoinal Responsibility addresses the conflicts of interest problem directly and indirectly in a number of disciplinary rules and ethical considerations. Judge Judd enumerates these provisions in his reflections on some of the conflicts he has witnessed from the bench, and he ...