Hot Topics in the Legal Profession 2010 by Steven Alan Childress

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Current important events in the U.S. legal profession and legal ethics, with up-to-the-minute research and rules, are explored by Tulane law students from an advanced ethics seminar of spring 2010 and several independent study papers. The collection is edited by Tulane legal ethics professor Steven Alan Childress, and he surveys the big stories of 2009-2010 in his Foreword.

Purchase of this book benefits Tulane's Public Interest Law Foundation, a nonprofit student group that funds public interest placements and indigent client representations throughout the country.

The timely topics include the ethics of social networking, "friending," and internet advertising (and very recent court decisions about these areas); judicial ethics and friends (both virtual and actual); ancillary businesses controlled by lawyers, particularly under the LMRDA as interpreted by the Obama administration; the Supreme Court's 2009 Caperton decision on judicial campaign finance, and its aftermath along with policies of judicial recusal and elections; and ethics and professionalism in settlement negotiations.

About Steven Alan Childress

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Professor of Law, Tulane.
Published May 23, 2010 by Quid Pro Law Books. 108 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Law & Philosophy, Professional & Technical, Computers & Technology. Non-fiction

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