Welcome to our community of professional responsibility teachers! This web site provides teaching resources, ranging from syllabi and powerpoints to real time updates and videos. The web site accompanies our casebook Professional Responsibility: A Contemporary Approach (3d ed. 2017). The Casebook uses the problem method and offers learning outcomes, multiple choice assessment questions, role plays and simulations, and an interactive online version that includes short audio lectures. Please feel free to share your ideas and resources with our community of adopters.
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The Authors (Bruce A. Green, Peter A. Joy, Sung Hui Kim, Renee Newman Knake, Ellen Murphy, Russell G. Pearce & Laurel S. Terry)
The Florida Supreme Court will hear a case from the Florida Bar, asserting that the website TIKD.com violates unauthorized practice of law. There is also an issue of whether the information advertised on the site was false and misleading.
TIKD.com had sued the Florida Bar and the Ticket Clinic in federal court back in November, and the Ticket Clinic has filed a bar grievance against the lawyers who represent TIKD.com.
The Miami Herald reports this latest development in the saga here.
The TIKD website is here.
This case will definitely be a supplement to my discussion of Chapter 2.
Professor Amy Salyzyn from the U. of Ottawa has circulated to the Canadian legal ethics community a link to this video entitled “But I was Wearing a Suit…” She also provided this description:
A compelling video that listserv members may be interested in watching. For those who teach legal ethics, also content to consider adding to our syllabi. As described on YouTube:
“A grassroots project of a group of Indigenous Lawyers, with the support of CLEBC and the Law Society of BC. To encourage discussion about stereotyping and bias within the legal profession, Indigenous lawyers were asked to submit their stories about the racism and stereotyping they have faced in the practice of law”
Amy is correct that this is a compelling and powerful video. It is about 25 minutes long, but you can watch as much or as little of it as you want. It contains numerous snippets of indigenous Canadian lawyers reciting into the camera their experiences, including numerous examples of times in which they were assumed not to be lawyers or treated rudely by fellow lawyers or court personnel. This could be very useful to assign or show in class when teaching Rule 8.4(g).
A preview of November’s ABA Journal Ethics piece by textbook co-author Bruce Green, discussing New York City Bar Association’s Professional Ethics Committee’s recent Formal Opinion 2017-4, which illustrates how legal services lawyers can help clients navigate the legal complexities of Medicaid while leaving it to the clients’ caseworkers to provide other necessary help.
Read the full article, which interprets ethics guidelines based on Rules 1.2(c) and 6.5.
Our 3d Edition errata are updated in real time, and available on our blog/website here – if you find additions, please let us know! firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi adopters! We appreciate your recent CBP questions; I will be creating a series of videos on using CBP with our 3d edition textbook. If you have specific questions you’d like covered (for students or professors), let us know! email@example.com
Welcome back; it’s hard for me to believe it’s Fall semester already. This summer, I taught a fully -asynchronous PR course @ Wake Forest University School of Law using our new 3d edition.
This new edition has several innovative components, for online courses and traditional courses, including multiple choice questions via CasebookPlus that students can take as they study the text, audio mini-lectures on particularly challenging or important content, and learning outcomes tracked to the multiple choice questions – great for formative assessment exercises!
We’ve also included new role-play simulations in each chapter.
Access sample syllabi (including for 2- and 3-credit courses) here, and email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you’d like the password to our power point slides for each chapter.
If it’s your first time using CasebookPlus, check out this tutorial.
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