February 24, 2012
Tulane Law Students Author Hot Topics in the Legal Profession - 2012
The authors of Hot Topics in the Legal Profession - 2012 (Quid Pro Books) are Tulane Law students who participated in an Advanced Professional Responsibility seminar conducted by Steven Alan Childress, publisher of Quid Pro Books. From the blurb:
The timely topics include: false guilty pleas and candor to the court, ethical considerations in keeping the client's files as a digital record, legal outsourcing and competition, the dilemma of student debt in a slowed legal economy, the practice of law by legal websites like LegalZoom, the capital defense of Jared Lee Loughner, Justice Scalia's constitutional seminar for conservative congressmembers, sensitivity to "cultural competence," prosecutorial relationships with key witnesses, bar discipline for behavior outside the practice of law, negotiation ethics, hybridized MDL settlements, and the advocate-witness rule.
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. [JH]