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Selected print and online resources on legal ethics.
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Scope

SCOPE:  This research guide is not all-inclusive.  It does, however, present resources available at the California Western library and online regarding issues of professional responsibility.  It is designed to provide the researcher with guidance as to the location of materials dealing with this subject.  Additional research can be conducted by using the KIM system, legal periodical indices, and other finding aids.  Access to licensed databases is limited to students and faculty at California Western.  We welcome suggestions for improvement on this and other research guides.  Please consult the Reference Librarian with suggestions and further research questions.  This research guide was originally compiled June 2008 and was most recently revised in July 2010.

NOTE ON INTERNET:  Internet site addresses change frequently.  Accordingly, some of the sites noted throughout this research guide may no longer exist under the addresses provided.  To locate changed addresses, search for the page title using an Internet search engine such as Google (www.google.com).

 

 

California--Books

  

California practice guide. Professional responsibility Encino, CA : The Rutter Group, 1997-
Location:  Reserve--Permanent
Call No.:  KFC76.5.A2 C36 1997 

 

California compendium on professional responsibility  [San Francisco] : The State Bar of California, 1983-
Location:  Reserve-Permanent
Call. No.:  KFC76.5.A2 S72 

 

David M. Rothman, California judicial conduct handbook, 3rd ed.  [St. Paul, Minn.] : Published by West Group for the California Judges Association, c2007.
Location:  4th Floor
Call No.: 
KFC980 .C35 2007

 

Richard C. Wydick, Rex R. Perschbacher, Debra Lyn Bassett, California Legal Ethics, 7th ed.  St. Paul, MN : Thomson/West, c2010.
Location:  Course Reserves
Call No.: 
KFC76.5.A2 W85 2010

 

California State Bar Court Reporter
Location:  Reserve-Permanent
Call No.: 
KFC76.5.A2 A49 

California compendium on professional responsibility
Location:  Reserve-Permanent
Call No.: 
KFC76.5.A2 S72

 

California--Periodicals

California Lawyer
Location:  3rd Floor Periodicals & 2nd Floor Microform Room [Hein’s Bar Journal Service]

 

San Diego Lawyer
Location:  3rd Floor Periodicals

 

California--Videos

The Guiding hand: ethical dilemmas in estate planning   Albany, CA (1136 Evelyn Ave., Albany 94706) : Ginzberg Video Productions, [1996?]
Location:  Reserve-Video
Call No. : KFC195.Z9 G84

 

Pulp ethics: criminal lawyers' ethical dilemmas (1995)
Location:  Reserve-Video
Call No.: 
KFC76.5.A2 P85

 

 

California--Online

Internet

State Bar of California
http://www.calbar.ca.gov/state/calbar/calbar_home.jsp
--Rules of Professional Conduc
t: 
http://rules.calbar.ca.gov/Rules/RulesofProfessionalConduct.aspx
--Ethics Opinions:
: http://ethics.calbar.ca.gov/Ethics/Opinions.aspx

California Lawyer
http://www.callawyer.com/
--Discipline Report:
http://www.callawyer.com/discipline.cfm

San Diego County Bar Association, Legal Ethics Opinions,
http://www.sdcba.org/ethics/ethicsopinions_toc.html

Cornell University Law School, California Legal Ethics,
http://www.law.cornell.edu/ethics/ca/narr/ 

UCLA School of Law, California Legal Ethics,
http://www.law.ucla.edu/docs/161959732005guidec5.pdf   
 

 Lexis-Nexis

California State Case Law & Ethics Opinions 
Filename:  CAETH

National Reporter on Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility: California
Filename:  CAETOP

 

 

Arizona

State Bar of Arizona, http://www.azbar.org/

 

ASU Law School, Arizona Practice Materials,
 
http://alturl.com/vtnqe

 

Cornell University Law School, Arizona Legal Ethics http://www.law.cornell.edu/ethics/az/narr/

Jacqueline Kasper, A Guide to Arizona Practice
Materials at the College of Law Library
,
http://alturl.com/ghfxr

Arizona Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility [WESTLAW]
DBID:  AZETH-EO

Arizona State Case Law & Ethics Opinions
[Lexis-Nexis]

Filename:  AZETH

 

Nevada

State Bar of Nevada, http://www.nvbar.org/

 

Cornell University Law School, Nevada Legal Ethics Materials, http://www.law.cornell.edu/ethics/nevada.html

 

 

General Jurisdiction--General Legal Ethics

Books

William H. Fortune, Richard H. Underwood, & Edward J. Imwinkelried, Modern litigation and professional responsibility handbook : the limits of zealous advocacy (2001)

Location:  4th Floor
Call No.: 
KF306 .F67 2001

Geoffrey C. Hazard, et al., The law of lawyering (2001)

Location:  4th Fl.
Call No.: 
KF306 .H33 2001

 

Thomas D. Morgan, Ronald D. Rotunda, Model code of professional responsibility, Model rules of professional conduct, and other selected standards including California rules on professional responsibility (2008)

Location:  4th Fl.
Call No.: 
KF305 .A195  2008

Thomas D. Morgan, Lawyer law:  comparing the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct with the ALI Restatement Third of the Law Governing Lawyers (2005)

Location:  4th Floor
Call No.:  KF306 .M667 2005

Ronald D. Rotunda, Legal Ethics in a Nutshell (2007)

Location:  Reserve-Nutshells
Call No.:
306.Z9 R67 2007

 

Restatement of the Law:  The Law Governing Lawyers

Location:  Reserve-Permanent & 2nd Floor
Call No.:  KF 308 .R48 2000

 

ABA, Formal and Informal Ethics Opinions

Locations:

·         Reserve-Permanent  [Title:  Recent Ethics Opinions; Call No. KF305 .A2]

·         Past opinions from 1983:  4th Floor; Call No. KF305 .A2 2000 

·         Also available on Westlaw; DB Identifier:  ABA-ETHOP

 

Rodney A. Smolla, Law of lawyer advertising (2006)

Location:  4th Fl.
Call No. :
KF310.A3 S64 2006

 

Richard A. Zitrin, Carol M. Langford, & Nina W. Tarr, Legal ethics in the practice of law (2007)

Location:  Course Reserves
Call No.: 
KF306 .Z57 2007

 

Richard Zitrin, Carol M. Langford, Kevin E. Mohr, Legal ethics:  rules, statutes and comparisons (2010)

Location:  Course Reserves
Call No.
KF306 .Z56 2010

 

Periodicals

Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics
Location:  3rd Floor Periodicals

 

Cardozo Public Law, Policy and Ethics Journal
Location:  3rd Floor Periodicals

 

ABA Journal
Location:  3rd Floor Periodicals; Microform Room; Hein Online

 

Internet

ABA Center for Professional Responsibility
http://www.abanet.org/cpr/

ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers Professional Liability
http://www.abanet.org/legalservices/lpl/

ABA/BNA Lawyers Manual of Professional Conduct  [CWSL only]
http://lawyersmanual.bna.com/mopw/

ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct
http://www.abanet.org/cpr/mrpc/mrpc_toc.html

Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers
http://www.aprl.net/

Cornell Law School, American Legal Ethics Library
http://www.law.cornell.edu/ethics/

Georgia State University School of Law, Professional Responsibility:  Sample Questions
http://law.gsu.edu/ccunningham/PR/SampleExam.htm

CALI Lessons on Professional Responsibility
http://www2.cali.org/index.php?fuseaction=lessons.subjectlist&cat=PR
 [Obtain password from the Reference Desk]

Westlaw

ABA/BNA Lawyers  Manual on Professional Conduct (Multibase)
DBID:  ABA-BNA
--Includes full text of ABA ethics opinions beginning in 1986.

ABA Annotated Model Rules of Professional Conduct
DBID:  ABA-AMRPC

Lexis

ABA Codes & Ethics Opinions Combined
Filename:  ETHICS

Ethics Cases, All States
Filename:  COURTS

Video

Patrick Emery Longan, Ethics and expert witnesses (2003)
Location:  Reserve-Videos
Call No.: 
KF8961.A75 L54 2003

Multijurisdictional practice (2001)
Location:  Reserve-Videos
Call No.: 
KF310 .M839 2001

Professional pitfalls:  resolving common ethical dilemmas (2001)
Location:  Reserve-Videos
Call No.: 
KF306 .J67 2001

 

 

General Jurisdiction--Specialized Areas

Books

Sabino (Rod) Rodriguez III & Robert Knuts, Representing the public company : a post-Sarbanes-Oxley governance paradigm for in-house lawyers and outside counsel (2004)Location:  4th Floor
Call No. : 
KF1423 .R62 2004

 

John Wesley Hall, Jr, Professional responsibility in criminal defense practice, 3rd ed. (2005)
Location:  4th Floor
Call No.:
KF306 .H27 2005

 

Periodicals

Criminal Justice Ethics
Location:  3rd Floor Periodicals; Hein Online

 

FDCC [Federal of Defense and Corporate Counsel] Quarterly
Location:  3rd Floor Periodicals

 

Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics
Location:  3rd Floor Periodicals: Blackwell Synergy

 

Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law and Ethics
Location:  3rd Floor Periodicals; Hein Online

 

Internet

Neil W. Hamilton, Understanding the Intersection of Business and Legal Ethics (2004),
available at  http://alturl.com/nka42 

Thomas E. Spahn, Sarbanes-Oxley and Whistleblowing by Corporate Attorneys: The Untold Story (2003), available at http://library.findlaw.com/2003/Jan/16/132623.html

Institute for Criminal Justice Ethics
http://www.lib.jjay.cuny.edu/cje/html/legalethics.html

Ken Strutin, Criminal Justice Ethics Sources on the Internet (2005),
available at
http://www.llrx.com/features/criminaljusticeethics.htm

Office of the Attorney General (CA), Ethics Orientation for State Officials (2007), available at http://ag.ca.gov/ethics/accessible/index.php

United States Office of Government Ethics
http://www.usoge.gov/

 

Judicial Conduct

Books

James J. Alfini, et al., Judicial Conduct and Ethics (2007)
Location:  4th Fl.
Call No. : KF8779 .S47 2007 

 

Model Code of Judicial Conduct (2007)
Location:  Reserve-Permanent
Call No.:  KF8779 .A936 2007

 

Internet

American Judicature Society
http://www.ajs.org/

U.S. Courts, Judicial Ethics and Conduct
http://www.uscourts.gov/library/conduct.html

California Code of Judicial Ethics
http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/courts/supreme/
documents/ca_code_judicial_ethics.pdf

 

Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE)

Books

Alex Ruskell, Strategies and Tactics for the MPRE (2009)
Location:  Reserve-Bar Study Aids
Call No.: KF306.Z9 W35 2009

 

Supreme Bar Review : MPRE review lecture outline & released MPRE questions with answer key (2006)
Location:  Reserve-Bar Study Aids
Call No.: 
KF303 .S67 2006

 

Internet

National Conference of Bar Examiners: MPRE
http://www.ncbex.org/multistate-tests/mpre/

Thomas M. Cooley Law Libraries, MPRE Research Guide,
http://www.cooley.edu/library/research_guides/MPRE.pdf

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