Skip to main content

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

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Law School Exams: A Guide to Better Grades

It’s that time of year again. Law students across the country are poring over their class notes and supplements, putting the finishing touches on their outlines, and fueling their all-night study sessions with a combination of high-carb snacks and Java Monsters. This can mean only one thing: exam time is approaching.

If you’re looking for a brief but effective guide to improving your exam performance, the O’Quinn Law Library has the book for you. Alex Schimel’s Law School Exams: A Guide to Better Grades, now in its second edition, provides a clear and concise strategy for mastering the issue-spotting exams that determine the majority of your grade in most law school classes. Schimel finished second in his class at the University Of Miami School Of Law, where he taught a wildly popular exam workshop in his 2L and 3L years, and later returned to become Associate Director of the Academic Achievement Program. The first edition of his book was written shortly after he finished law school, …

Citing to Vernon's Texas Codes Annotated: Finding Accurate Publication Dates (without touching a book)

When citing to a current statute, both the Bluebook (rule 12.3.2) and Greenbook (rule 10.1.1) require a  practitioner to provide the publication date of the bound volume in which the cited code section appears. For example, let's cite to the codified statute section that prohibits Texans from hunting or selling bats, living or dead. Note, however, you may remove or hunt a bat that is inside or on a building occupied by people. The statute is silent as to Batman, who for his own safety, best stay in Gotham City.
This section of the Texas Parks and Wildlife code is 63.101. "Protection of Bats." After checking the pocket part and finding no updates in the supplement, my citation will be:
Tex. Parks & Wild. Code Ann. § 63.101 (West ___ ). When I look at the statute in my bound volume of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Code, I can clearly see that the volume's publication date is 2002. But, when I find the same citation on Westlaw or LexisNexis, all I can see is that the …