Lawyers on Trial: Understanding Ethical Misconduct by Richard L. Abel PDF

By Richard L. Abel

ISBN-10: 0199760373

ISBN-13: 9780199760374

attorney misconduct impacts many folks: consumers, adversaries, opposing assistance, judges, the felony career, and society at huge. The files of disciplinary lawsuits provide a penetrating, and mostly neglected, standpoint on how legal professionals misbehave. as the attorneys' specialist lives are at stake, the real documents are terribly particular and the attorneys strangely open approximately their motivations and justifications.

In Lawyers on Trial, Richard L. Abel provides the tales of ten California legal professionals who broke the foundations: hiring an ex-cop to chase ambulances, flouting expense boundaries in clinical malpractice instances, making a fictitious corporation and impersonating non-existent humans which will acceptable Sega's machine video games, a former California actual property Commissioner defrauding builders and financiers, assisting a represented co-defendant negotiate a plea with no his lawyer's participation or wisdom, and defying a judge's sealing order and his personal client's needs for closure to be able to champion the "defenseless" and "oppressed" and defend "widows and children." The publication starts off by way of displaying how approximately a century of political fight over self-regulation shapes the best way the disciplinary method selects and procedures situations and concludes via canvassing reforms which could increase the functionality of the felony profession.

Lawyers on Trial will be beneficial for these considering legislation tuition, legislations scholars and academics accountability, carrying on with criminal schooling sessions, attorneys encountering moral dilemmas of their perform or attempting to comprehend misbehaving colleagues, contributors of the general public taking into consideration holding a legal professional, and consumers facing their very own lawyers.

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