II. The Benefits of Ethical Behavior: Keeping
Clients, Maintaining Respect, Keeping Your License, and Making Money
III. Some Pitfalls Before You Even Get Your License
IV. Choice of Law: Passing the MPRE Means Only That You
Know Rules Which Do Not Apply Anywhere
V. The Unique Aspects of Duties Owed By Associates to
A. The Duty of Competency: Competency:
How Can Young Lawyers be Competent When They Don't Know Much?
1. The Rule Governing Competency
2. The Comments On Competency
3. Analysis and Cases on Young Lawyer
a. Lack of Competency and Supervision
b. The Firm Tells You The Conduct is Appropriate, But You Know It's
B. The Duty of Confidentiality
1. Current Client Confidentiality
a. The Core Concepts: Broad Duty of Confidentiality with Limited
b. Inadvertent Transmission of Confidences: How to Deliberately
2. Former Client Confidentiality:
C. Confidentiality and the Fiction of
VI. The Relationship Between Associate
and Firm: Associates are Probably Terrminable-at-Will, but They Owe Their
Clients, and Maybe Even Their Firms, Fiduciary Duties
A. Duties Associates Owe to Their Firms
B. Duties Your Firm Owes You... A Short
VII. The Good and the Bad of Being a Supervised
A. The Rules and Their Comments
B. Some Discussion of the "Supervised
C. Ethics 2000: What Changes Your Way May
D. Comments and Questions About The
VIII. What Makes Clients Happy or Sad
IX. Supervising Nonlawyers
A. The Rules and the Comments
2. Unauthorized Practice of Law:
Nonlawyer, or "Lawyer Lite?"
C. Ethics 2000
D. Comments and Questions About the
X. Hourly Billing Issues: Money, Money
B. Selected Rules, Standards, and Law
C. Inflatable Bills, But Sinking
XI. An Ethical Grab Bag
A. Having Sex With a Client?
B. Got a Lateral Job Interview?
C. Covering Your Tail?
D. "Moonlighting" or Providing
"Free Advice" to Friends
E. Got a Vague Employment contract?
F. Defaulting on Your Student Loans?
G. Padding Your Resume?
H. Financially Responsible?