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Book Review: Professionalism in The Real World

By Cara Schaefer Wieneke

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Securing Reasonable Caseloads: Ethics and Law in Public Defense

By Lisa Penland and Melissa H. Weresh
National Institute for Trial Advocacy (2009)
Reviewed By Cara Schaefer Wieneke

Have you ever wondered how to identify and handle a conflict of interest between a potential client and a former client? When a client decides to appeal an adverse judgment, have you ever found yourself unsure of what decisions ultimately rest with the client?

Lisa Penland and Melissa Weresh discuss these situations and many others in their book, Professionalism in the Real World: Lessons for the Effective Advocate. Using the Model Rules of Professional Conduct as their guide, they provide straightforward advice on how to respond to the most common ethical questions that arise during the everyday practice of law.

Penland and Weresh begin by covering two topics that all lawyers encounter at some point in their practice: ethical considerations governing all forms of communication, wh

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