To help facilitate access to the State Law Library's print legal resources, our librarians have selected the most noteworthy titles in our collection and arranged them here by subject.
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Handbook of Texas lawyer and judicial ethics : Attorney tort standards, attorney ethics standards, judicial ethics standards
Latest received: 2023 Editions. Thomson/West. c2002-.
This title provides an analysis of ethical behavior under Texas legal rules and standards. Full texts of the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct, the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure, and the Code of Judicial Conduct are provided with annotations. Analysis focuses on both attorney and judicial ethical standards. Disciplinary opinions, findings, orders, and procedure are all discussed. This title is updated annually.
KFT 209 T4 V.48-48B
Legal ethics & Texas criminal law : Prosecution and defense
By Wilkinson, Edward L. Texas District & County Attorneys Association. 2006 ed. 2006.
This title from the Texas District & County Attorneys Association looks at legal ethics as they relate to criminal law. The book is divided into three parts, which cover ethical issues for members of the prosecution and the defense, the prosecutor's special ethical responsibilities, and ethical issues for defense counsel.
KFT 308 W54
Paralegal ethics handbook
West. Latest received: 2014-15 Edition.
"The Paralegal Ethics Handbook is a resource for all paralegals that addresses ethical considerations for 17 practice areas, as well as considerations for in-house, corporate, freelance, administrative, governmental, and regulatory law paralegals." - publisher's description
KFT 320 L4 P3
Texas disciplinary rules of professional conduct : Texas rules of disciplinary procedure ; Internal procedural/operating rules of the Board of Disciplinary Appeals and the Commission for Lawyer Discipline
State Bar of Texas. Rev. September 2005. 2005.
This volume contains the text of the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct, The Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure and the Internal Procedural/Operating Rules of the Board of Disciplinary Appeals and the Commission for Lawyer Discipline.
View updated versions online.: https://www.texasbar.com/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Ethics_Resources
KFT 308 T493
Texas lawyers' professional ethics
State Bar of Texas. Fourth edition. 2007.
The fourth edition of this title from the Texas Young Lawyers Association contains a comprehensive overview of legal ethics for Texas attorneys. Chapters cover the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct and the opinions of the State Bar Committee on Professional Conduct, and include an index to ethics opinions and information on the disciplinary procedure. Also available is a CD-ROM with an electronic copy of the book, as well as links to cited Texas cases and Committee on Professional Ethics opinions.
Table of contents: http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy0803/2007934350.html
KFT 308 S8
Texas legal malpractice & lawyer discipline
Texas Lawyer. Latest received: Twenty-second edition, 2023.
"Texas case law governing legal malpractice continues to develop rapidly, and ethics committees constantly issue new opinions and guidelines. Texas Legal Malpractice & Lawyer Discipline is a practical and easy-to-use book that walks attorneys through the minefield of modern lawyering. It includes major developments over the past year, with explanatory commentary, practice tips, and helpful charts." - publisher's description
Note: This item is also available electronically.
KFT 1289 H4
» Federal/General Titles
ABA compendium of professional responsibility rules and standards
Center for Professional Responsibility, American Bar Association. 1997-.
"Compendium of Professional Responsibility Rules and Standards gathers the essential legal ethics materials needed by lawyers and judges in their daily practice; and law students and legal scholars in their exploration and analysis of the changing currents that influence professional regulation." - publisher's description
KF 305 A2 C6
ABA/BNA lawyers' manual on professional conduct
Latest received: V. 27 No. 26, Dec. 21, 2011. American Bar Association. [c1984-.
"The Lawyer's Manual's mission is to provide authoritative guidance on professional responsibility law and malpractice to all practitioners. The publication offers over 150 chapters of in-depth analysis; full text of ABA ethics opinions, Model Rules, and Standards; summaries of ethics opinions issued by more than 60 state and local jurisdictions; and a current developments component providing the latest news and analysis of issues in the field of legal ethics." - publisher's description
KF 308 A41
Annotated model rules of professional conduct
Center for Professional Responsibility, American Bar Association. Seventh edition. c2011.
"An essential resource on lawyer ethics, The Annotated Model Rules of Professional Conduct is the ABA's definitive single-volume resource for information about how courts, disciplinary bodies, and ethics committees apply the lawyer ethics rules." - publisher's description
KF 305 A2 A5A
Attorney-client privilege in the United States
Latest received: 2016-17 Update. By Rice, Paul R. West Group. 2011-.
"Every client of every attorney, regardless of the legal advice or assistance sought, is subject to discovery demands that could reveal privileged information. Attorney-Client Privilege in the United States provides instant access to the history, theory, and purpose of this privilege." Coverage includes, "examination of court interpretations regarding the privilege and its application; expert guidance in asserting, establishing, resolving, and appealing privilege matters." - publisher's description
KF 8959 A7 R5
A century of legal ethics : Trial lawyers and the ABA Canons of professional ethics
American Bar Association, Section of Litigation. c2009.
"This collection celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Canons of Ethics by examining the impact of ethics on the past, present and future role of the trial lawyer. With an introduction by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, the book offers perspectives on ethics from judges, law professors and practitioners." - publisher's description
KF 306 C46
Compendium of client protection rules
American Bar Association, Center for Professional Responsibility. 2011 ed. 2011.
"This volume is a compilation of policies adopted by the American Bar Association for the protection of the profession's clients and the public. The Model Rules were formulated by the Standing Committee on Client Protection and the Guidelines by the Task Force on the Model Definition of the Practice of Law and then proposed to the ABA House of Delegates for adoption." - publisher's description
KF 314 C45 C65
Conflicts of interest in the practice of law : Causes and cures
Latest received: 2022 Supplement. By Flamm, Richard E. Banks and Jordan Law Publishing Company. 2015-.
Ten aspects of conflicts rules and law are explored in this comprehensive treatise of conflicts of interest in the legal profession, including attorney-client relationships, conflicts involving former clients, concurrent conflicts of interest, and consent.
KF 308 F522
Do no wrong : Ethics for prosecutors and defenders
By Joy, Peter A. American Bar Association. c2009.
This publication grew out of the authors' ethics columns in the ABA periodical "Criminal Justice." It examines ethical issues of both the prosecutors and the defense bar. The ethical obligations peculiar to each role are examined. The authors note that there are many similarities between the ethical obligations of prosecutors and defense attorneys but explain when and why the standards are different. An additional section covers ethical issues involved in media coverage. The authors cite to the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct and cases and ethics opinions and provide a brief bibliography of additional sources.
KF 9619 J69
Doing justice : A prosecutor's guide to ethics and civil liability
National College of District Attorneys. Second edition. c2007.
"Using case histories, personal experiences and his own inviting writing and teaching style, Preet Bharara shows the thought process we need to best achieve truth and justice in our daily lives and within our society. The book is divided into four sections: Inquiry, Accusation, Judgment and Punishment." - publisher's description
KF 306 D65
Ethical standards in the public sector
American Bar Association Section of State and Local Government Law. Second edition. c2008.
"This book is essential reading for government lawyers who want an introduction to various topics within the practice of government ethics, particularly at the state and local levels." - publisher's description
KF 299 G6 E87
Formal ethics opinions, 1999-2013
By American Bar Association. Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, American Bar Association. First edition. .
"This book is a collection of published ethics opinions from the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility issued from 1999-2013." - publisher's description
KF 305 A42
The law of lawyering
By Hazard, Geoffrey C. Aspen Publishers. Fourth edition. Latest received: 2015 Supplement.
A comprehensive handbook providing a legal framework and practical approach to the everyday problems that arise in a lawyer's work.
Note: This item is also available electronically.
KF 315 A97
Lawyer disqualification : Disqualification of attorneys and law firms
Latest received: 2022 Supplement. By Flamm, Richard E. Banks and Jordan Law Publishing Company. Second edition. .
"This book, which can be found in the collections of more than 800 law libraries worldwide, has been cited by a host of parties in support of their positions on disqualification, as well as by many state and federal courts." - author's website
KF 306 F53
Lawyer law : Comparing the ABA model rules of professional conduct with the ALI restatement (third) of the law governing lawyers
By Morgan, Thomas. Center for Professional Responsibility, American Bar Association. c2005.
This title identifies 200 important questions in the field of legal ethics and offers a comparison of what both documents have to say about the issues. The topics covered are regulation of the legal profession, the client-lawyer relationship, issues in client confidentiality, issues in conflicts of interest, the lawyer's duties to tribunals and non-clients, and operation of a law practice.
Table of contents: http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip059/2005006589.html
KF 306 M66
Lawyers in the dock : Learning from attorney disciplinary proceedings
By Abel, Richard L. Oxford University Press. c2008.
This book provides a thorough look at disciplinary hearings. The author examines the three most common areas where attorneys get into trouble: neglect, overcharging, and excessive zeal. Finally the volume ends with a discussion of how to restore trust and discourage attorney misconduct.
KF 306 A73
Legal assistant's practical guide to professional responsibility
By Garwin, Arthur. Center for Professional Responsibility, American Bar Association. Second edition. 2004.
"The book provides a thorough examination of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct as they relate to legal assistants and includes an introduction to basic texts and materials used in legal ethics research." - American Bar Association's description
Table of contents: http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0422/2004021389.html
KF 306 Z9 L4
A legislative history : The development of the ABA Model rules of professional conduct, 1982-2013
Center for Professional Responsibility, American Bar Association. .
"This title traces the Model Rules of Professional Conduct from the appointment of the ABA Commission on Evaluation of Professional Standards in 1977 through the year 2013." - publisher's description
KF 306 L45
Model rules for lawyer disciplinary enforcement
By American Bar Association. American Bar Association, Center for Professional Responsibility. 2007 ed. c2007.
"The Model Rules for Lawyer Disciplinary Enforcement were adopted by the American Bar Association House of Delegates on August 8, 1989, and were subsequently amended on August 11, 1993; August 5, 1996; February 8, 1999; and August 12, 2002." - publisher's description
KF 308 A55
Model rules of professional conduct
The Association. Latest received:2014.
"The ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct were adopted by the ABA House of Delegates in 1983. They serve as models for the ethics rules of most jurisdictions. Before the adoption of the Model Rules, the ABA model was the 1969 Model Code of Professional Responsibility." - publisher's description
KF 305 A2 A5
The paralegal's guide to professional responsibility
By Garwin, Arthur. Center for Professional Responsibility, American Bar Association. Third edition. c2012.
"The book is designed to help paralegals understand key areas of the Model Rules and related ethics issues." - publisher's description
KF 306 G37
Professional liability to third parties
By Feinman, Jay M. American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section. Third edition. .
"Lawyers, accountants, architects, and other professionals can be held liable to third parties, i.e., non-clients who rely on their expertise or claims from those who suffer injury if they perform negligently. This book helps both lawyers who analyze and argue third party cases and the judges who decide them. It surveys the law and provides insight on economic loss, contract and tort law, and legal argument." - publisher's description
KF 1289 F45
Professional responsibility in criminal defense practice
Latest received: 2017-18 Pocket parts. By Hall, John Wesley. Thomson/West. [3rd ed.]. c2005.
"This practice-oriented guide addresses the problems faced by attorneys when serving as criminal defense counsel. It provides trial guidance for striking the correct balance between duty to the client under the Sixth Amendment representing a client's interests, yet obeying the law and maintaining a profitable practice. Topics include the scope of the right to counsel, duty of candor, confidentiality of information, attorney-client privilege, subpoenas and search warrants directed at attorneys, and tampering with physical evidence or documentary evidence. " - publisher's description
Note: A newer edition of this title is available in print at the library.
KF 306 H27
Professional responsibility in litigation
By Richmond, Douglas R. Section of Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, American Bar Association. c2011.
"Trial and appellate lawyers face numerous professional responsibility challenges that may arise suddenly or are in difficult circumstances. This book remains an essential resource first and foremost for practicing lawyers to help them overcome these challenges, offering practical examples and practical advice." - publisher's description
KF 306 R53
Red flags : A lawyer's handbook on legal ethics
By Fox, Lawrence J. ALI-ABA. Second edition. c2010.
This title discusses ethics and professional responsibility for the legal practitioner. The authors focus on what they refer to as the "5 Cs" of legal ethics: control, communication, competence, confidentiality, and conflicts of interest resolution. The book provides various questions and answers for ethics situations to guide attorneys through the American Bar Association's Model Rules of Professional Conduct. The book also covers remedies, determining when to seek advice, problems and disputes concerning control of the attorney-client relationship, judicial ethics for lawyers, and methods of getting assistance.
KF 306 F69
Warning the witness : A guide to internal investigations and the attorney-client privilege
By Collins, Gary H. American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section. c2010.
"This guidebook covers the practical issues of attorney-client privilege in internal investigations. Any attorney who conducts an interview in an internal investigation faces a unique set of challenges, not least of which is the tension between representation of the corporate client and fair treatment of the corporate constituent." - publisher's description
KF 1425 C65