Thousands of complaints are filed against Louisiana lawyers each year. Many are caused by simple mistakes and innocent misunderstandings about what the rules of conduct require. If you are like most lawyers, questions such as these are troubling:
- Old files. When may I shred them?
- I want to leave my firm. What are the ethical considerations?
- What terms do I need to make the arbitration clause in my engagement agreement enforceable?
- What 10 things should I do to avoid getting an envelope with the return address: “Office of Disciplinary Counsel”?
For straightforward answers to these and other real-life questions, get Louisiana Legal Ethics: Standards & Commentary (2020), an easy and comprehensive reference to Louisiana legal ethics rules, cases, and indispensable practical advice.
Updated for 2020 with more than 50 new cases and important amendments to Louisiana’s trust accounting rules!
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Contents of Louisiana Legal Ethics: Standards and Commentary (2020)
- The Louisiana Rules of Professional Conduct, with annotations on the history and adoption of each rule, ABA comments to the corresponding model rule, and critical Louisiana case law updated through December 2019.
- A quick reference to what’s new in the standards of conduct governing Louisiana lawyers: “2019 Louisiana Legal Ethics Year in Review.”
- Selected “professionalism” codes and materials, including Louisiana’s newly-revised Code of Professionalism.
- Answers to frequently asked legal ethics questions.
- Model engagement agreements.
Prof. Dane S. Ciolino
Dane S. Ciolino edits and annotates the book. He serves as the Alvin R. Christovich Distinguished Professor of Law at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, where he teaches legal ethics. Professor Ciolino is a former Editor in Chief of the Tulane Law Review who practiced law at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York City, and Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann LLC, in New Orleans. He has a limited law practice, principally in the areas of legal ethics, lawyer discipline, judicial discipline, and federal criminal law.