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Modern Litigation and Professional Responsibility Handbook: The Limits of Zealous Advocacy, Second Edition

Modern Litigation and Professional Responsibility Handbook: The Limits of Zealous Advocacy, Second Edition

By William H. Fortune, Richard H. Underwood, Ed Imwinkelried
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Overview

Find practical answers to hard questions about professional conduct -- and avoid wrong answers that could set back your firm -- with this authoritative guide to legal ethics. Drawing on statutes, standards, and actual cases, the authors show you how to:

  • Evaluate tactics for possible ethical consequences
  • Understand and comply with statutes, procedural rules, and standards of professional conduct while zealously representing your client
  • Prevent your opponents from turning the rules to their own advantage

You'll find concise, authoritative discussion of ethical problems that arise in such critical areas as:

  • Investigation of claims
  • Abuse of discovery
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Burdensome interrogatories
  • Trial in the media
  • Voir dire and juror investigation
  • Deposition tactics
  • Special fee arrangements
  • Settlement negotiations
  • Withdrawal and client confidentiality
  • Arguing false inferences based on inadmissible evidence, plus detailed attention to the special problems that arise in criminal defense, insurance defense, and class actions.
Last Updated 05/29/2018
Update Frequency Updated annually
Product Line Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S.
SKU 10045420-7777
Table of Contents

Part I: Proceedings Before Trial

  • Commencing Litigation: Ethics and Accountability
  • Commencing Litigation: Judicial Sanctions
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • The Advocate-Witness Problem
  • Investigation
  • Discovery
  • Lawyers, Free Speech, and the Media
  • Trial Tactics - Some Opening Moves

Part II: The Trial

  • Relations with Jurors
  • The Direct Examiner
  • The Cross-Examiner
  • Closing Argument

Part III: Special Problems

  • Special Problems in the Criminal Defense
  • Special Problems in Class Action

Part IV: Some Final Matters

  • Negotiation and Settlement
  • Withdrawal
  • Appeal
  • Disciplines, the Court, and Ethics Committees

Table of Cases

Bibliography

Index of Errata

Index

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