Legal Ethics Law

Ethics - Guide to the Practice of Law

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This section covers the practice of law as a business and as a profession. The specific topics, all other areas within, cover each element of client representation through providing advice and counsel.

The practice of law involves giving legal advice, drafting legal documents, and representing clients in legal negotiations and court proceedings such as lawsuits. It is applied to the professional services of a lawyer or Attorney at Law, barrister, solicitor or civil law notary. However, there is a substantial amount of overlap between the practice of law and various other professions where clients are represented by agents. These professions include real estate, banking, accounting, and insurance. Moreover, a growing number of legal document assistants (LDAs) are offering services which have traditionally been offered only by lawyers and their employee paralegals.

Legal Ethics Law - US

  • ABA - Center for Professional Responsibility

    Since 1978, the Center has provided national leadership and vision in developing and interpreting standards and scholarly resources in legal ethics, professional regulation, professionalism and client protection mechanisms.

  • ABA - Ethics 2000 Commission

    The Ethics 2000 Commission was formed in 1997 to review the Model Rules of Professional Conduct. It submitted a report to the House of Delegates at the August 2001 Annual Meeting. The report was debated at the August 2001 Annual and February 2002 Midyear Meetings. The changes to the Model Rules as amended during the debate were final at the end of the February 2002 Midyear Meeting.

  • Code of Conduct for United States Judges

    This Code applies to United States Circuit Judges, District Judges, Court of International Trade Judges, Court of Federal Claims Judges, Bankruptcy Judges, and Magistrate Judges.

  • ethicalEsq - Archives

    This weblog is focused on news and developments relating to lawyer ethics, stressing the interests of the average consumer-client.

  • Ethics and Lawyering Today

    The email newsletter Ethics and Lawyering Today, published roughly once a month, is where practicing lawyers stay current on the many ethics rules and other law that govern how they practice.

  • Legal Ethics Forum
  • is a web site focused on the ethical issues associated with the use of technology by legal professionals. It is is updated by Professor David Hricik of Mercer University School of Law and Peter Krakaur.

  • National Client Protection Organization, Inc.

    The National Client Protection Organization, Inc. (NCPO) is a not-for-profit membership corporation which was organized in May 1998. NCPO is foremost an educational resource for the exchange of information among law client protection funds throughout the United States and Canada.

  • Will Horsnby: The Boundaries of Legal Marketing

    The Boundaries of Legal Marketing is all about the rules and policies that govern client development for legal services, in short lawyer advertising, marketing, and sales. It has been an area of controversy within the organzied bar for over a century and it deserves a forum for the views to be aired.

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Publications Related to Legal Ethics Law

  • American Legal Ethics Library

    This digital library contains both the codes or rules setting standards for the professional conduct of lawyers and commentary on the law governing lawyers, organized on a state by state basis.

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