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Lawyers in the Dock: Learning from Attorney Disciplinary Procedings

Richard L. Abel

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374230
eISBN:
9780199871803
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374230.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

Our legal system is built on the trustworthiness of lawyers: clients must trust their fidelity, adversaries their undertakings, and courts the veracity of their legal and factual claims. Lawyers who ... More


Trust and Betrayal

Richard L. Abel

in Lawyers in the Dock: Learning from Attorney Disciplinary Procedings

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374230
eISBN:
9780199871803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374230.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

All of social life depends on trust, which often is best understood through its betrayal. The literature on white collar crime delineates its distinctive characteristics; case studies of embezzlement ... More


The Purloined Papers

Richard L. Abel

in Lawyers in the Dock: Learning from Attorney Disciplinary Procedings

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374230
eISBN:
9780199871803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374230.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

Most disciplinary proceedings charge lawyers with betraying clients; but the profession itself is equally upset when lawyers display excessive zeal on behalf of clients at the expense of the ... More


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