Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility Treatises
ABA/BNA Lawyers' Manual on Professional Conduct
American Bar Association, Bureau of National Affairs
This looseleaf provides news and practical guidance in the areas of attorney conduct and legal ethics. In addition to recent court decisions and ethics opinions, its Practice Guides give background and legal analysis.
Practice Guides can also be searched on Bloomberg Law.
Legal Ethics in a Nutshell
Ronald D. Rotunda
This nutshell briefly discusses each ABA ethics rule and offers guidance to those looking for a quick introduction to the laws governing lawyers.
Ronald E. Mallen & Jeffrey M. Smith
This treatise focuses on "prevention, insurance, and malpractice issues encountered by practitioners in every area of the law, including personal injury, real estate, collection and bankruptcy, family law, trust and estates, commercial law, and criminal law."
Library's print subscription last updated 2009.
Modern Legal Ethics
Charles W. Wolfram
This hornbook covers a multitude of legal ethics topics including " Lawyers' Regulation of Lawyers and the Legal Profession; Professional Discipline of Lawyers; Lawyers and Clients: Client-Lawyer Relationship; Lawyer Competence."
Professional Responsibility: Examples & Explanations
W. Bradley Wendel
This study aid tries to integrate the multitude of rules, statutes & regulations which govern a lawyer's activities. Therefore references are made to the ABA Model Rules, as well as the Restatement and numerous federal and state statutes on the topic.
Restatement of the Law Third: The Law Governing Lawyers
American Law Institute
This set covers the "common law applicable to the legal profession: regulation of the profession; the client-lawyer relationship, including the financial and property relationship; lawyer civil liability; confidential client information; representing clients, especially in litigation; and conflict of interest."
The Law of Lawyering
Geoffery C. Hazard & W. William Hodes
This two-volume looseleaf treatise is a commentary on the Model Rules. It provides the full text of each Model Rule provision in sequential order, followed by the authors' commentary, which puts the rule into context, helps identify its key features, and shows its relation to other Rules and the ALI's Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers. It is updated annually.
Understanding Lawyer's Ethics
Monroe H. Freedman & Abbe Smith
This resource provices a basic overview of legal ethics. It uses the ABA Model Code of Professional Responsibility and Model Rules of Professional Conduct as the basis for discussion. Appendices address such topics as representing the unpopular client and taking advantage of an adversary's mistake.