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Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility

Structure and regulation of the legal profession in Australia focussing on New South Wales and Victoria. Legal ethics guidelines, books, commentary and other materials. Legal profession in England & Wales and the United States.

Introduction: Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility


The Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility guide provides information on the regulation of the legal profession in Australia, on law society ethics guidelines, and books and commentary on legal ethics and legal practice. Links to international and other jurisdiction associations, commentary and other materials is also included.


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Featured journal

Law Institute Journal: Ethics special issue Jan/Feb 2015 

Articles include:  A lawyers duty  -- The Ethics Committee at work -- The client from hell -- The ethics of choosing clients -- Interviewing potential defendants -- Communication and undertakings.