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1. Ethics Resources For Attorneys
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Ethics Resources for Attorneys By Nancy Garner, Head of Reference Services
Jenkins' Membership Memo 2 (Spring 2002) "Every lawyer is responsible for observance of the Rules of Professional Conduct. A lawyer should also aid in securing their observance by other lawyers. Neglect of these responsibilities compromises the independence of the profession and the public interest which it serves." Model Rules of Professional Conduct Preamble. All lawyers are faced with these responsibilities but some may have no idea where to find the necessary information. The following article will provide an overview of print and electronic resources on ethics for lawyers. A copy of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct (Model Rules) is a must for researching legal ethics. There are many sources for the Model Rules . One of the most popular is the ABA/BNA Lawyers Manual on Professional Conduct (Manual) . This multi-volume loose-leaf manual contains the Model Rules adopted on August 2, 1983 and its predecessor, the

2. Legal Ethics Research
other suggestions for searching the tools described below To find books on legal ethics, professional conduct, and the regulation of attorneys, try these
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Specialized Research #3 Dorraine Zief Law Library Handout
Prepared by Senior Reference Librarian Lee Ryan
This guide mentions and links to various LEXIS and WESTLAW resources. The Zief Law Library's contracts with LEXIS and WESTLAW limit our use of LEXIS and WESTLAW to current students, faculty, and staff members of the University of San Francisco School of Law. For information about who may use LEXIS and WESTLAW, how to arrange your own subscription, and how to connect to LEXIS and WESTLAW via the Web, see the USF Law Library's introduction to LEXIS and WESTLAW Authorized users who follow a link to a LEXIS or WESTLAW resource will first need to sign on to LEXIS or WESTLAW before coming to the search page for that resource. [Return to Contents]
General Background
The following are suggested sources that provide overviews of the law of professional responsibility, and citations (or links) to primary materials, such as major statutes, rules, and cases.
  • The Law of Lawyering

3. LEGAL ETHICS - Selected Resources At The Cornell Law Library
legal ethics. Selected Resources. at the Cornell Law of professional responsibility for attorneys who practice before the A. Finding tools. Digest of Bar Association ethics Opinions
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E. Multidisciplinary Practice F. Professional Competence VI. SECONDARY SOURCES A. Hornbooks, Monographs and Treatises B. Loose-leaf Services C. Restatements VII. ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR SPECIFIC AREAS OF LAW A. Advertising in Law B. Criminal Law C. Family Law D. Government Law E. Litigation F. Multidisciplinary Practice G. Online Legal Services H. Tax Law VIII. PERIODICALS ON LEGAL ETHICS IX. AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS X. RESEARCH AIDS XI. WESTLAW AND LEXIS A. WESTLAW-Selected Databases B. LEXIS - Selected Libraries/Files

4. Legal Ethics
Woods, Battle Boothe, LLP Contains summaries of VA and ABA legal ethics opinions. Sample Law Firm Internet Disclaimers, Internet tools for attorneys.

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Legal Ethics A concise article on Ethics Resources for Attorneys highlights the most important sources for professional responsibility information. For a guide to all print materials available at Jenkins, refer to the Professional Responsibility Resources pathfinder. Rules and Opinions

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8. USF Center For Applied Legal Ethics: How We Teach
ethical tightropes walked by government attorneys, especially in from the popular and legal press in own practice, and videotapes, invaluable dramatic tools.

The basic ethics seminar course covers a traditional ethics curriculum in a relatively traditional order. It begins with the client-lawyer relationship, proceeds through a lengthy analysis of the tension between the client-lawyer relationship and the lawyer's obligations to the justice system and society, and concludes with discussions of economic issues (billing, advertising and solicitation, legal services and pro bono work). The course specifically addresses both bias and substance abuse in the profession, and has among its recurring themes the pressures faced by young law firm associates, the effect of a law firm's "culture" on the ability to practice ethically, and the tension between acting morally while remaining within the bounds of legal ethics. Course coverage also focuses on several practice areas often unrecognized or minimized, which we find will directly impact working lives of many of our students. The most significant of these issues are:
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9. LegalScholarcom Powerful Legal Resources Online - Legal Ethics
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10. Legal Ethics, described as guidelines for Minnesota attorneys. Probably the best source for quick, comprehensive legal ethics information is the
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Prepared by Mary Rumsey; Revised July 2003 Table of Contents
The rules that regulate lawyers' conduct are generally promulgated by the ABA and then adopted by states. The earliest standards adopted by the ABA were the Canons of 1908. In 1969/1970, the ABA adopted the Code of Professional Conduct. Many states adopted this Code. Some of these states switched to the Model Rules of Professional Responsibility when the ABA adopted them in 1983; others retained the Code. Thus, both the Model Rules and the Code of Professional Conduct are still published. They appear in several sources (see Standards and Opinions, below). Amendments to the ABA standards are noted in the annual ABA Reports and in the monthly ABA Journal . The ABA's Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility and its predecessor committees have issued ethics opinions since 1924 (see Standards and Opinions, below) In Minnesota, the relevant rules are the

11. GPSOLO - Technology Tools
Are the attorneys separate entities (Law Office of This affects legal liability and potential ethical issues arrangement, see the article ethics Concerns in
Volume 20, Number 4 June 2003
HOW TO "PARTNER" WITH OTHER LAWYERS By Joseph A. DeWoskin After almost nine years on active duty with the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps, I found myself at a crossroads in my legal career. Opting to take a road not often traveled by the friends I had made in the military, I decided to leave active military service and work at a law firm, enjoying all the feelings of job safety and financial protection that come with a big firm.
Of course I flooded the local area with résumés, targeting all types of firms. I interviewed with some, was offered employment by some, and then, as I was mulling over what to do, a friend of mine presented me with an interesting opportunity: "Come and open your own practice in our office. If you're willing and able to take a chance, it will be the best opportunity to practice law you could ever have."
The best opportunity I could ever have? I had to find out more. "Well," my friend said, "it's an office-share situation. We're all partners, but not in the traditional sense of the word. We're solo practitioners who run our own practices-a few have an associate-but we have the comfort and security of other attorneys to share expenses, discuss cases, and refer cases outside our practice areas."

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is a serious problem for the legal profession. privacy of both clients and attorneys.7 However other professional associations codes of ethics, including those
Volume 19, Number 7
October/November 2002
SEX WITH A CLIENT: ALWAYS A VIOLATION? Adopt the ABA's Specific Prohibition Nancy J. Moore In August 2001, the American Bar Association's Ethics 2000 Commission recommended extensive changes to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct; in February of this year, the vast majority of these recommendations were adopted. Among them is an entirely new Rule 1.8(j), which states, "A lawyer shall not have sexual relations with a client unless a consensual sexual relationship existed between them when the client-lawyer relationship commenced."1 A Comment clarifies that when the client is an organization, the prohibition applies only to sexual relations with a constituent who supervises, directs, or regularly consults with the lawyer concerning the organization's legal matters.2
Many states already have adopted rules explicitly regulating client-lawyer sexual relationships. The rest of the states are now faced with the decision whether to join the ABA in adopting a rule that prohibits most such relationships or to continue dealing with the problem on a case-by-case basis under existing rules.
There can be no dispute that sex with clients is a serious problem for the legal profession. Detailed statistics currently are not available, but the number of complaints filed by clients against their lawyers for ethical violations arising out of sexual relationships is growing.3 Nonconsensual sexual relationships are clearly both criminal and unethical. However, even consensual relationships between clients and lawyers are problematic.

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14. The Ethics Of Making Legal Services Affordable And Making The
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James M. McCauley Ethics Counsel Virginia State Bar Richmond, Virginia
Canon Two of the Code of Professional Responsibility recites that a lawyer should assist the profession in fulfilling its duty to make legal counsel available and should render pro bono services. Regardless of whether lawyers consider this axiomatic norm to be an aspirational goal or a "duty" as the Canon states, consumers and legislatures are forcing the organized bar to compete with prepaid legal services plans, pro se help centers, small claims courts, certified nonlawyer mediators, registered nonlawyer real estate settlement agents, and courthouse assistance projects. In addition, the Internet and software companies have provided the consumer with a variety of self-help resources including legal research and legal forms or documents. Some members of the bar insist that the mandatory bars should "crack down" on this intrusion using the unauthorized practice of law (UPL) rules.
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15. BU Law Library: Research: Lawyering In The 21st Century (Topical Guides)
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Research on Legal Ethics requires some different tools than other areas of law. We cannot rely on the standard primary sources - constitutions, statutes and codes, administrative regulations, and judicial opinions. The only true primary sources for mandatory authority are (1) the state codes of attorney ethics (or professional responsibility) for the jurisdiction, and (2) case law. Other sources discussed herein are secondary, persuasive authority. For additional information about sources for research on legal ethics, you can consult Resources for Research in Legal Ethics by Todd W. Grant (Law Annex KF306 .G73 1992). For information about legal ethics resources in Massachusetts, see section 5.6 in Handbook of Legal Research in Massachusetts , Mary Anne Neary, ed. (Law Ref KFM 2475 H36 2002).

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Roger Skalbeck focuses on information by and about the court, including links from a range of public and commercial sources to docket sheets, order lists, briefs and oral arguments, and commentary on cases. Source: LLRX, November 15, 2000.
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Find help for conducting legal research on the Internet. This site provides articles, tips, research guides, and more. (Last checked 02/04/04) Web Guide to U.S. Supreme Court Research (Last checked 02/04/04) Additional Books Available The Internet Guide for the Legal Researcher Main Library Reference Law Tools/Reporters Collection (1 East) KF242 .A1 M3 1997

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