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Connecting Ethics and Practice: A Lawyer's Guide to Professional Responsibility, Second Edition

Katerina P. Lewinbuk


  • ISBN: 9781543822762

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    In Connecting Ethics and Practice: A Lawyer’s Guide to Professional Responsibility, Second Edition, Katerina Lewinbuk explains the legal, professional, and ethical constraints that regulate attorneys, while keeping the modern law professor and student in mind. Contemporary cases and articles are used to provide for an easier understanding of the Model Rules and Judicial Cannons, which assists in preparing for law school exams and the MPRE. The author employs a user-friendly coursebook format organized in a logical manner, while achieving a realistic and manageable length. Mind-maps are provided with every chapter to help students visualize and remember selected rules, and discussion questions are used to allow the students to fully comprehend and digest the reading, while also demonstrating real-life struggles most lawyers face at some point in their career. Based on the unique format, students systematically cover all important aspects of the legal journey from law school to the legal profession.

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  • Additional Product Details

    Publication Date: 2/1/2019
    Copyright: 2019
    Connected eBook with Study Center + Print Book: 9781543806014
    Connected eBook with Study Center: 9781543822762

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    Summary of Contents

    Introduction to Professional Responsibility: A Course Overview

    1 History and Theory of Professional Responsibility—Where We Started and Who We Are Today
    2 The Importance of Integrity—Before and After Entering into the Profession
    3 Obtaining Clients Through Advertising and Solicitation
    4 Obtaining Clients Through Pro Bono Work, Judicial Appointment, and Other Ways of Creating the Attorney-Client Relationship
    5 Confidentiality and Attorney’s Fees
    6 Reality Check—Waiving Confidentiality and Applicable Exceptions
    7 Conflict of Interest
    8 The Prosecutor’s Rule, Declining Representation, and Sale of Law Practice
    9 Working on the Case—Responsibilities in Representing Clients
    10 You Can’t Work This Client’s Case Alone; What Are Your Duties in a Law Firm?
    11 The Role of Judges and the License to Practice Law
    12 Malpractice Liability—Regulating from Outside the Disciplinary System
    13 Lawyers and Their Role in Protecting Human Rights
    14 Balance in the Legal Profession—Contemplative Law and Mindfulness

    Table of Cases
    Table of Rules

  • Author Information

    Katerina P. Lewinbuk

    Katerina Lewinbuk is Professor of Law at the South Texas College of Law Houston. Prior to that, she taught at DePaul College of Law and School of Commerce in Chicago, Illinois, and was an Associate Attorney at the law firms of Baker & McKenzie and Hinshaw & Culbertson. On top of having numerous published articles, in 2019 the Second Edition of her course book &"Connecting Ethics & Practice: A Lawyers Guide to Professional Responsibility” (Wolters Kluwer) hit the shelves. Professor Lewinbuk is the current Chair of The Mindfulness Resource Group for the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS). She was chosen as one of just six professors in different disciplines to participate in the inaugural Texas Project for Human Rights Education at Southern Methodist University (faculty fellowship). Professor is a double-Fulbright Senior Specialist grant recipient and she has further taken her talents abroad by teaching and presenting in different law schools in Russia, Ireland, Turkey, and United Kingdom, just to name a few. Professor Lewinbuk has also served as Program Director and taught at the International Law Institute in Washington, D.C. She is licensed to practice law in Illinois, Texas, and in the District of Columbia. Additionally, Professor Lewinbuk is fluent in both English and Russian.

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