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1. Introduction: values in practice; 2. Alternative to adversarial advocacy; 3. The responsibility climate: regulation of lawyers' ethics; 4. Civil litigation and excessive adversarialism; 5. Ethics in criminal justice: proof and truth; 6. Ethics in negotiation and alternative dispute resolution; 7. Conflicting loyalties; 8. Lawyers' fees and costs: billing and over-charging; 9. Corporate lawyers and corporate misconduct; 10. Conclusion - personal professionalism: personal values and legal professionalism.

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This book is designed to help law students and new lawyers understand and modify their own ethical priorities.

About the Author

Dr Christine Parker is Associate Professor and Reader in the Faculty of Law at the University of Melbourne. She is also an Australian Research Council Australian Research Fellow. Adrian Evans has taught, practised law and consulted in clinical and legal ethics education contexts for thirty years at LaTrobe and Monash Universities in Australia. He was coordinator of Springvale Monash Legal Service Inc. from 1988-2000, a site for Monash Law School's clinical legal education programme, which is the oldest in Australia. He is both an academic and a legal practitioner, with teaching, practitioner and managerial responsibilities in legal ethics, justice education and clinical case supervision. He has empirically examined and published in relation to 'best practice' ethics in law firms, fidelity compensation, 'quality' clinical-traditional links in law teaching, client attitudes to lawyers and values development in legal practitioners. Adrian has been closely involved in the development of Australian clinical legal education and the Global Alliance for Justice Education (GAJE). He is currently working on the ethical climate in large law firms and the feasibility of securing the future of legal professionals through enhanced processes of ethics assessment and accreditation. Adrian is a recipient of the Monash Vice-Chancellor's Award for Distinguished Teaching, is a Co-Chair of the Professional Ethics Committee of the International Bar Association and the Convenor of Legal Practice Programs at Monash Law School.

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