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Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility

Ross Cranston (ed.)

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198259312
eISBN:
9780191681936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259312.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

Among members of the legal profession and judiciary throughout the world, there is a genuine concern with establishing and maintaining high ethical standards. It is not difficult to understand why ... More


The Politics of Self-Regulation

Richard L. Abel

in Lawyers on Trial: Understanding Ethical Misconduct

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199760374
eISBN:
9780199827077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199760374.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

Self-governance and self-regulation are defining characteristics of all professions. The preamble to the American Bar Association (ABA) Model Rules of Professional Conduct acknowledged why ... More


Revolution and the Making of the Contemporary Legal Profession: England, France, and the United States

Michael Burrage

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199282982
eISBN:
9780191700231
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282982.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

The revolutions of France, the United States, and England each inspired dreams of creating legal institutions that did not depend on specialist intermediaries, and, in different ways, provoked ... More


Conclusion: Towards a More Ethical Profession

Donald Nicolson and Julian Webb

in Professional Legal Ethics: Critical Interrogations

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198764717
eISBN:
9780191695261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198764717.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter discusses the dominance of formalism and liberalism as the main problems affecting legal ethics. Due to the influence of formalism on legal ethics, law schools put more focus on legal ... More


Introduction

Donald Nicolson and Julian Webb

in Professional Legal Ethics: Critical Interrogations

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198764717
eISBN:
9780191695261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198764717.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter focuses on the prevailing ethical issues currently faced by British lawyers. Lawyers particularly those from Britain are very unpopular among the other professionals due to the negative ... More


The Philosophical Context: Theoretical Approaches to the Content and Status of Ethics

Donald Nicolson and Julian Webb

in Professional Legal Ethics: Critical Interrogations

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198764717
eISBN:
9780191695261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198764717.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter discusses the different philosophical ideas that have largely influenced the current ethical state of the legal profession. The two major philosophical influences are deontological ... More


The Social Context: Professional Ideals and Institutional Settings

Donald Nicolson and Julian Webb

in Professional Legal Ethics: Critical Interrogations

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198764717
eISBN:
9780191695261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198764717.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter focuses on the micro and macro ethical issues that affect the ethical character prevalent in the legal profession. One of the main reasons for the current ethical status of the legal ... More


The Regulatory Context: Ethics and Professional Self-Regulation

Donald Nicolson and Julian Webb

in Professional Legal Ethics: Critical Interrogations

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198764717
eISBN:
9780191695261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198764717.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter discusses the regulatory framework of the legal profession and how it affects the professional ethics of lawyers. Although there are a lot of self regulating organizations, not all of ... More


The Lawyer's Amoral Role and Lawyer Immorality

Donald Nicolson and Julian Webb

in Professional Legal Ethics: Critical Interrogations

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198764717
eISBN:
9780191695261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198764717.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter discusses the important role played lawyers in protecting their client's interest even if it means doing acts which others view as immoral and illegal. Lawyers as professionals have ... More


Ethics and Large Law Firms

Elizabeth Nosworthy

in Legal Ethics and Legal Practice: Contemporary Issues

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198259459
eISBN:
9780191681950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259459.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter articulates some of the changes in legal practice which have occurred in Australia over the last decade, particularly in large law firms. There is no reason to believe that this rate of ... More


Change, Responsibility, and the Legal Profession

Stephen Parker

in Legal Ethics and Legal Practice: Contemporary Issues

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198259459
eISBN:
9780191681950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259459.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

Changes may be under way which indicate that the standard conception of the lawyer's role is becoming anachronistic; that something radically different is being looked for in lawyers by many sections ... More


Civil Justice in Spain: Present and Future. Access, Cost, and Duration

Ignacio Díes-Picazo Giménez

in Civil Justice in Crisis: Comparative Perspectives of Civil Procedure

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298335
eISBN:
9780191685415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298335.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter begins with a description of the characteristics of Spanish civil procedure. It then discusses the Spanish hierarchy of the courts, sources of civil procedural law, the basic Spanish ... More


Investigating a Fateful Encounter

Michael Burrage

in Revolution and the Making of the Contemporary Legal Profession: England, France, and the United States

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199282982
eISBN:
9780191700231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282982.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter examines the aftershocks and later reverberations of the revolutions in France, England, and the United States and their impact on the legal profession. It suggests that law without ... More


Ideal and Myth in the Lives of French Advocates

Michael Burrage

in Revolution and the Making of the Contemporary Legal Profession: England, France, and the United States

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199282982
eISBN:
9780191700231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282982.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter examines the impact of state formation on the legal profession in France after the revolution. It describes how the profession was affected by the issues surrounding the way the state ... More


Practitioners v. Legislators and Professors in the United States

Michael Burrage

in Revolution and the Making of the Contemporary Legal Profession: England, France, and the United States

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199282982
eISBN:
9780191700231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282982.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter examines the impact of the revolution on the legal profession in the United States. It analyses the conflict of legal practitioners with legislators and professors and discusses the ... More


Learned Friends and Gentlemen in England—Beneficiaries of the Glorious Revolution

Michael Burrage

in Revolution and the Making of the Contemporary Legal Profession: England, France, and the United States

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199282982
eISBN:
9780191700231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282982.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter examines the impact of the revolution on the legal profession in England. It suggests that learned friends and gentlemen were the beneficiaries of the Glorious Revolution. It describes ... More


Comparing Professions, States and Civil Societies

Michael Burrage

in Revolution and the Making of the Contemporary Legal Profession: England, France, and the United States

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199282982
eISBN:
9780191700231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282982.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter compares the impact of revolution on the legal professions and states and civil societies in France, England, and the United States. It examines the similarities in the revolutionary ... More


The American Legal Profession in Crisis: Resistance and Responses to Change

James E. Moliterno

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199917631
eISBN:
9780199332847
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917631.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics, Legal History

Central to the identity of the American legal profession are its systems of self-regulation. Throughout history, the legal profession has tried to hold tight to its traditional values and structure ... More


What Crisis? Who Speaks for a Profession?

James E. Moliterno

in The American Legal Profession in Crisis: Resistance and Responses to Change

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199917631
eISBN:
9780199332847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917631.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics, Legal History

This chapter begins by briefly setting out the book's purpose, which is to examine periods in the history of the American legal profession when the profession itself saw itself in crisis, felt and ... More


Immigration in the Early 20th Century

James E. Moliterno

in The American Legal Profession in Crisis: Resistance and Responses to Change

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199917631
eISBN:
9780199332847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917631.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics, Legal History

This chapter examines the professional crisis which brought about the immigration wave in the early twentieth century. The waves of immigrants strained and blurred the legal profession's self-image, ... More


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