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Compendium of Professional Responsibility Rules and Standards 2014 Edition

Publication Year: 2014   Publication Type: Book


The 2014 Edition of the ABA Compendium of Professional Responsibility Rules and Standards gathers together for immediate reference the essential legal ethics materials needed by lawyers and judges in their daily practice, law students in their exploration of the standards of their new profession, and legal scholars in their analysis of the changing currents that influence professional regulation.

The first section of the Compendium presents models for ethical and professional conduct and standards for enforcing that conduct that have been developed by the American Bar Association. These models have been used as the foundation for most state regulations and as interpretive guidance for the courts in their resolution of professional responsibility issues. Despite the local variations in the way they have been adopted (occasionally significant), they serve to familiarize the reader with the philosophy of lawyer regulation and can be used to initiate review of substantive issues unfamiliar to the lawyer, student or scholar.

In addition, the Compendium contains a selection of federal Rules and Standards that are commonly needed in the general practice of law, and in practice before the SEC and IRS, and that impact upon a number of ethical rules of conduct, such as the rules regarding competence and meritorious claims and contentions. Information on the composition, jurisdiction and procedures of the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility is included to explain how ABA ethics rules are formulated and interpreted. In addition, nine of the Committee's Formal Ethics Opinions that address important areas of lawyer conduct have been included.

Table of Contents:

 Title Page
 ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct
 ABA Model Code of Professional Responsibility
 ABA Model Code of Judicial Conduct
 ABA Canons of Professional Ethics
 ABA Standards for Imposing Lawyer Sanctions
 ABA Model Rules Related to Multijurisdictional Practice
 ABA Model Rules for Client Protection (Selected)
 ABA Professionalism Codes and Creeds
 ABA Practice Guidelines
 Federal Rules and Standards (Selected)
 SEC-Part 205-Standards of Professional Conduct for Attorneys Appearing and Practicing Before the Commission in the Representation of an Issuer
 IRS-Circular No.230-Regulations Governing Practice before the Internal Revenue Service
 Selected Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
 Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure
 Federal Rules of Evidence
 ABA Formal Ethics Opinions(Selected)