Lawyers in Australia (Paperback)
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Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 14/09/2011
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Lawyers in Australia is a wide-ranging and detailed examination of the legal profession. It contextualises the role, responsibilities and ethics of lawyers in contemporary Australian society and discusses recent trends and issues.

This 2nd edition updates the text with:

information about the National Legal Profession Project and a review of key provisions of the proposed National Laws and Rules reference to relevant caselaw since the publication of the 1st edition updated statistical information relating to lawyers and the legal profession in Australia reference to recent studies and commentary in relation to lawyers and the legal profession in Australia revised discussion and research questions relating to each chapter.

Publisher: Federation Press
ISBN: 9781862878419
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 628 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition


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Review of previous editions:
Students completing their bachelor of laws in jurisdictions where the study of ethics is compulsory (this is not the case in WA), and all graduates completing admissions courses, will find the section on ethics a very useful summary. It deals with ethical codes, the client-lawyer relationship and the lawyeraEURO (TM)s duty to the court, to other members of the profession and third parties. The client-lawyer relationship incorporates detailed analysis of the retainer, the duty to advise, the duty of competence and care and the duty of loyalty. This section is also a primer for lawyers who wish to enlarge their understanding of the law underpinning professional conduct rules and the law relating to professional privilege and lawyer liability.

The sociological context covers the definition of a lawyer and legal work, the development of the Australian profession and professional institutions like law societies, fidelity funds and public purposes funds. There is a broader discussion about the role of the judiciary, the legal culture, the costs and delivery of legal services and access to justice that is general background for any lawyer or student preparing to undertake specific law reform analysis. To a certain extent the authors create for law students a tempered but nevertheless heroic context for their future practice of the law, emphasising what the law can do. The book would be a useful addition to a firm library, particularly if that firm engages winter and summer clerks and articled clerks and graduate trainees.

Law Society Journal of Western Australia, Vol 34 (10) November 2007

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