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Ethics and Legal Professionalism in Australia - Paula Baron

Ethics and Legal Professionalism in Australia

Paperback Published: 11th October 2017
ISBN: 9780190309800
Number Of Pages: 304

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Ethics and Legal Professionalism in Australia introduces students to the ethics and professional responsibilities that they will encounter in practice. It outlines the concepts, rules and conflicts relating to legal ethics in addition to exploring the ambiguous ethical aspects associated with being a lawyer.

This text takes a thematic approach, with each chapter focusing on one theme and how it relates to lawyers' professional obligations, rather than simply focusing on the rules of professional conduct. Lawyers do not work in a vacuum, but within a framework of legal and professional regulation, and having the ability to make sound professional decisions is at the heart of good professional conduct.

This edition has been updated to include the Uniform Law framework which has been implemented in NSW & VIC, and includes tables that outline the comparative sections and rules for each Australian jurisdiction.

New To This Edition
Additional cases added throughout the text to support the content
Updated to include information about technological advances and how these affect the legal profession in terms of the conduct required of lawyers when operating in the digital environment (ie what some term 'e-professionalism')
Includes additional information about mental health issues amongst lawyers and how this affects professional practice
Comparative tables updated to reflect changes following the abandonment of the proposed national law

INTRO - HOW TO USE THIS BOOKWhat is Lawyering?The Framework of LawyeringTruth and HonestyFidelity to the LawLoyalty to the ClientConfidentialityCompetenceCivility and CourtesyService and Access to JusticeAPPENDICESIntroductionComparative Table 1: Lawyer LegislationComparative Table 2: Professional Rules for SolicitorsComparative Table 3: Professional Rules for Barristers

ISBN: 9780190309800
ISBN-10: 0190309806
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 11th October 2017
Publisher: Oxford University Press Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.5 x 17.2  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.6
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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