Ethics and Legal Professionalism in Australia eBook

Second Edition

Paula Baron, Lillian Corbin

Ethics and Legal Professionalism in Australia eBook

Second Edition

Paula Baron, Lillian Corbin

ISBN:

9780190309817

Binding:

Ebook

Published:

24 Oct 2017

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$110.99 NZD

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Description

Ethics and Legal Professionalism in Australia introduces students to the ethics and professional responsibilities that they will encounter in practice. It outlines the concepts, rules and conflicts relating to legal ethics in addition to exploring the ambiguous ethical aspects associated with being a lawyer.


This text takes a thematic approach, with each chapter focusing on one theme and how it relates to lawyers’ professional obligations, rather than simply focusing on the rules of professional conduct. Lawyers do not work in a vacuum, but within a framework of legal and professional regulation, and having the ability to make sound professional decisions is at the heart of good professional conduct.


This edition has been updated to include the Uniform Law framework which has been implemented in NSW & VIC, and includes tables that outline the comparative sections and rules for each Australian jurisdiction.


NEW TO THIS EDITION

  • Additional cases added throughout the text to support the content
  • Updated to include information about technological advances and how these affect the legal profession in terms of the conduct required of lawyers when operating in the digital environment (ie what some term ‘e-professionalism’)
  • Includes additional information about mental health issues amongst lawyers and how this affects professional practice
  • Comparative tables updated to reflect changes following the abandonment of the proposed national law

Contents

INTRO - HOW TO USE THIS BOOK

  1. What is Lawyering?
  2. The Framework of Lawyering
  3. Truth and Honesty
  4. Fidelity to the Law
  5. Loyalty to the Client
  6. Confidentiality
  7. Competence
  8. Civility and Courtesy
  9. Service and Access to Justice

APPENDICES

Introduction
Comparative Table 1: Lawyer Legislation
Comparative Table 2: Professional Rules for Solicitors
Comparative Table 3: Professional Rules for Barristers

Authors

Paula Baron - Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor and Professor of Law, College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce, La Trobe University
Lillian Corbin - Associate Professor, School of Law, University of New England

Lecturer Resources

The following resources are available for lecturers who prescribe Ethics and Legal Professionalism in Australia second edition for their course. They include:

  • An Instructor’s Resource Manual, with:
    • Chapter summaries
    • Chapter objectives
    • Key terms
    • Tutorial activities
    • Short-answer questions and answers
    • Sample essay and suggested list of criterion
  • A Test bank, with:
    • Multiple choice questions with answers

For more information about the resources for Ethics and Legal Professionalism in Australia second edition, please contact your Oxford Learning Resource Consultant.

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