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Assessing Lawyers' Ethics : A Practitioners' Guide - Adrian Evans

Assessing Lawyers' Ethics

A Practitioners' Guide

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Published: 30th September 2010
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Legal practitioners operate in an environment of seemingly endless ethical challenges, and against a backdrop of diminishing public opinion about their morality. Based on extensive research, Assessing Lawyers' Ethics argues that lawyers' individual ethics can be assessed and measured in realistic frameworks. When this assessment takes place, legal practitioners are more likely to demonstrate better ethical behaviour as a result of their increased awareness of their own choices. This book advocates a variety of peer-administered testing mechanisms that have the potential to reverse damaging behaviours within the legal profession. It provides prototype techniques, questions and assessments that can be modified to suit different legal cultures. These will help the profession regain the initiative in ethical business practice, halt the decline in firms' reputations and reduce the risk of state-sponsored regulatory intervention.

' Evans' new book, Assessing Lawyers' Ethics, adds to a large body of texts dealing with legal ethical practice. While such texts can be a bit dry and clinical, he has succeeded in producing a book that is both eloquent and illuminating.' Law Institute Journal

An opportunity for law societies
Ethical failures, research and core qualities
Understanding ethical methods and types
Mechanisms to offset business pressure on legal ethics
Discovering practitioners' opinions about ethics assessment and psychological testing for integrity
Developing character: disciplinary histories and clients' assessments
Measuring awareness of values and ethics
Entrenching ethics assessment
Research methods: the Melbourne study
Awareness of ethical type: detailed methodology for scale development
Prototype scale of preference for legal ethical type
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ISBN: 9780521764223
ISBN-10: 052176422X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 30th September 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1