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Friday, July 24, 2015

Mastering Professional Responsibility by Grace M. Giesel

The second edition of Mastering Professional Responsibility by Grace M. Giesel has been recently published by Carolina Academic Press and is now available in the library (KF306.G547 2015). The first section of this book begins with an overview of the different sources of professional responsibility law such as the ABA model rules and ethics opinions and explores the attorney discipline process. The Lawyer-Client relationship is explored fully as issues ranging from competence to malpractice are discussed. Confidentiality, with a entire chapter devoted to the attorney client privilege and the attorney work product doctrine, and conflict of interest matters are also covered. This book is ideal for those desiring a background in professional responsibility, materials to supplement exam preparation, and could be helpful for preparation for the MPRE (Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam)

The library has several sources for those interested in professional responsibility including the following:
  • ABA/BNA Lawyer's Manual on Professional Conduct 2011-2014 (KF305.A8 A23 Reserve)
  • Handbook of Texas Lawyer and Judicial Ethics (Texas Practice Series), 2015 by Professor Emeritus Robert Schuwerk & Lillian Hardwick (KFT1280.T4)
  • The Law of  Lawyering, 4th Edition (2015) by Geoffrey C Hazard, Jr., W. William Hodes & Peter R. Jarvis (KF306.H395 4th ed.)
  • Legal Ethics in a Nutshell, 4th ed. (2013), by Ronald Rotunda (KF306.Z9R668 2013 Reserve/Reference)
  • Legal Ethics: The Lawyer's Deskbook on Professional Responsibility, 2014-15 by Ronald D. Rotunda & John S. Dzienkowski (KF306.R67)
  • Model Rules of Professional Conduct, 2015 ed., ABA (KF306.A7614
  • Professional Responsibility, Examples & Explanations, 4th ed. by W. Bradley Wendel (KF306. W46 2014 Reserve).
  • Texas Legal Malpractice & Lawyer Discipline, 14th ed., 2015 by Charles F. Herring, Jr. (KFT1276.5.A2 H47 Reserve

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