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A modern legal ethics [electronic resource] : adversary advocacy in a democratic age / Daniel Markovits.

By: Markovits, Daniel, 1969-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2008Description: 1 online resource (xii, 361 p.).ISBN: 9781400828982 (electronic bk.); 1400828988 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Legal ethics -- United States | Attorney and client -- United States | LAW -- Ethics & Professional Responsibility | Beroepsethiek | Advocatuur | Advocaten | Verenigde StatenGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Modern legal ethics.DDC classification: 174/.30973 Other classification: 86.16 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The wellsprings of legal ethics -- The lawyerly vices --The seeds of a lawyerly virtue -- Introducing integrity -- An impartialist rejoinder? -- Integrity and the first person -- Integration through role -- Lawyerly fidelity and political legitimacy -- Tragic villains.
Summary: A Modern Legal Ethics proposes a wholesale renovation of legal ethics, one that contributes to ethical thought generally. Daniel Markovits reinterprets the positive law governing lawyers to identify fidelity as its organizing ideal. Unlike ordinary loyalty, fidelity requires lawyers to repress their personal judgments concerning the truth and justice of their clients' claims. Next, the book asks what it is like--not psychologically but ethically--to practice law subject to the self-effacement that fidelity demands. Fidelity requires lawyers to lie and to cheat on behalf of their clients. Howev.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [255]-340) and indexes.

The wellsprings of legal ethics -- The lawyerly vices --The seeds of a lawyerly virtue -- Introducing integrity -- An impartialist rejoinder? -- Integrity and the first person -- Integration through role -- Lawyerly fidelity and political legitimacy -- Tragic villains.

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A Modern Legal Ethics proposes a wholesale renovation of legal ethics, one that contributes to ethical thought generally. Daniel Markovits reinterprets the positive law governing lawyers to identify fidelity as its organizing ideal. Unlike ordinary loyalty, fidelity requires lawyers to repress their personal judgments concerning the truth and justice of their clients' claims. Next, the book asks what it is like--not psychologically but ethically--to practice law subject to the self-effacement that fidelity demands. Fidelity requires lawyers to lie and to cheat on behalf of their clients. Howev.

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