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Published: 10 February 2011

516 Pages


ISBN: 9780199760374

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Lawyers on Trial

Understanding Ethical Misconduct

Richard L. Abel

  • Provides vivid accounts of dramatic disciplinary cases to stimulate interest in legal ethics
  • Illuminates how even well-intentioned lawyers can transgress ethical rules
  • Shows how the structure of law practice can lead lawyers astray
  • Draws attention to the most frequent complaints of clients: overcharging and conflict of interest
  • Proposes practical, feasible solutions to enable realistic reforms to legal ethics

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