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CALI Lessons

CALI lessons allow you to work through the rules of Professional Responsibility in an interactive format in which you answer questions and explain your reasoning.  If you are confused or have questions about an issue, a CALI lesson may provide a quick way to test and improve your knowledge.

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Study Aids for Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility

Hornbooks and other study aids provide additional perspectives and clarifications to your assigned reading. Do not rely on them exclusively.

Unless otherwise noted all these Texts are located in the Law Library's Study Aids collection, which is located in the bookcase on your right as you enter the Law Library.

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Professional Responsibility and Regulation - Deborah L. Rhode; Geoffrey C. Hazard
Call Number: KF306 .R468 2007
ISBN: 9781599411422
Publication Date: 2006-12-01

Understanding Lawyers' Ethics - Freedman; Monroe H. Freedman; Abbe Smith
Call Number: KF306 .F76 2010
ISBN: 9781422470220
Publication Date: 2010-11-05

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Mastering Professional Responsibility - Grace M. Giesel
Call Number: KF306 .G544 2009
ISBN: 9781594603907
Publication Date: 2009-03-01

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Acing Professional Responsibility - Leslie W. Abramson
Call Number: KF306 .A735 2009
ISBN: 9780314199652
Publication Date: 2009-08-25

Law in Motion Guide to Professional Responsibility MPRE - McCord
Call Number: KF306 .M39 2010
ISBN: 9780735575936
Publication Date: 2010-06-15

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Crunchtime - Moliterno
Call Number: KF306 .M65 2010
ISBN: 9780735596566
Publication Date: 2010-03-24

Questions and Answers: Professional Responsibility - Patrick Emery Longan
Call Number: KF306 .L66 2012
ISBN: 9781422498606
Publication Date: 2012-01-01

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Legal Ethics in a Nutshell - Ronald D. Rotunda
Call Number: KF306 .Z9 R668 2013
ISBN: 9780314282248
Publication Date: 2012-11-15

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Professional Responsibility - Wendel
Call Number: KF306 .W46 2011
ISBN: 9780735599598
Publication Date: 2010-11-19

 

Standards for Lawyers

In the United States, the individual states regulate lawyers and the legal profession and have adopted their own codes of ethics for lawyers. However, see the Model Rules and Codes listed below for influential sources of standards for lawyers.

MODEL CODES AND STANDARDS

The ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct serve as a basis for state codes of lawyer ethics. Find the Model Rules of Professional Conduct online, in the Law Library, and on Lexis and Westlaw. For additional information, including citations to cases and secondary sources, consult the Annotated Model Rules of Professional Conduct available in the Law Library and on Westlaw. Note, the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) is based in part on the law of professional responsibility as stated in the Model Rules of Professional Conduct; find out more about MPRE and exactly what it tests here.

The ABA Model Code of Judicial Conduct is available online, in the Law Library, and on Lexis and Westlaw. For additional information, including citations to cases and secondary sources, consult the Annotated Model Code of Judicial Conduct, which can be found in the Law Library. Note, the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) is based in part on the law of professional responsibility as stated in the Model Code of Judicial Conduct; find out more about MPRE and exactly what it tests here.

The Restatement of the Law (Third): The Law Governing Lawyers can be found in the Law Library. Students should bear in mind that the Restatements in themselves have no precedential value, although they can acquire precedential value to the extent that courts recognize and adopt particular provisions.

OTHER RESOURCES

The ABA/BNA Lawyer's Manual on Professional Conduct contains the full-text of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, links to state ethics rules, ethics opinions from the ABA, news items, and much more. Access this database from the Law Library and on Lexis and Westlaw.

The ABA Compendium of Professional Responsibility: Rules and Standards, 2011 ed., includes the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, the Model Code of Professional Responsibility, the Model Code of Judicial Conduct, ABA Canons of Professional Ethics, selected Federal Rules and Standards, selected ABA Ethics Opinions and more. Find this book in the Law Library.

The Regulation of Lawyers: Statutes and Standards compiles model codes and standards, judicial conduct materials, selected federal provisions, and selected professional condust/responsibility statutes for California, Washington, D.C., and New York. Find this book in the Law Library.

Please note, Lexis and Westlaw are available to Law Students and Law Faculty only.

 

Koren AV Resources on Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility

The Koren AV Center, located on the Fifth floor of the Law Library, provides audio lectures on Professional Responsibility

Sum and Substance on Professional Responsibility - John S. Dzienkowski
Call Number: KF306 .D95 2004
ISBN: 0314152865
Publication Date: 2006-07-09

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Professional Responsibility - West
Call Number: KF306 .C52 2010
ISBN: 9780314905420
Publication Date: 2010-06-02


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