Legal Ethics, 2nd Edition
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Legal Ethics, Second Edition carries on the tradition of the classic work, Legal Ethics, and provides a comprehensive review of the ethical obligations today's lawyers face in their daily work and practice. It includes commentary and analysis on the day-to-day duties and responsibilities of the lawyers across Canada to their clients, to their profession, and to the administration of justice, as well as an overview of the historical background of the present day regulated legal profession.
The rules of professional conduct are discussed by a variety of ethical principles clearly set out in the text. Each principle is illustrated with relevant case law and includes extensive cross-referencing to applicable provisions in the provincial codes of conduct, the Federation of Law Societies of Canada's Model Code of Professional Conduct and the Canadian Bar Association's Code of Professional Conduct. A concordance of all Canadian professional conduct rules for lawyers, unique to this publication, makes it quick and easy to compare the similarities and differences in rules between jurisdictions.
This text also addresses the topics of pecuniary relations between lawyer and client and of disciplinary proceedings, as well as contemporary practice issues such as lawyers' advertising and communicating with the media. A comprehensive bibliography of referenced material, as well as a table of cases and legislative material, completes this essential and practical resource.
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