Ethics and Professional Responsibility: A Code for the Advocate and Solicitor (softcover edition)

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Ethics and Professional Responsibility: A Code for the Advocate and Solicitor (softcover edition)

Author Jeffrey Pinsler SC
Publication Date May 2007
ISBN 9789810580926
Format
Softcover
Publisher Singapore Academy of Law
 

The Chief Justice commissioned Ethics and Professional Responsibility: A Code for the Advocate and Solicitor to address the urgent need for such a Code. It provides a practical and extensive explanation of all of the fundamental rules and concepts that regulate an advocate's and solicitor's professional conduct, and it is an excellent and irreplaceable resource for both seasoned practitioners and new law graduates.

Author's Profile: 

Jeffrey Pinsler is a law professor at the National University of Singapore's Faculty of Law. Civil justice, civil and criminal evidence, procedure, and ethics are his areas of expertise. He is a barrister-at-law, an advocate and solicitor, a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, a Principal Mediator of the Singapore Mediation Centre, and a member of various professional committees of legal and governmental institutions, including the Singapore Academy of Law and the Supreme Court of Singapore. He has testified before the Court of Appeal as an amicus curiae, and he has spoken at and contributed to conferences and reform programmes in a number of nations. For his services to learning, he was awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD) in 2004. He was promoted to Senior Counsel in 2008. In addition, he is a Senior Professorial Fellow at the Singapore Institute of Legal Education.
In the domains of evidence, civil process, and ethics, he is a renowned author. In his position as writer and/or general editor, he has authored 16 major volumes and several articles, many of which are regarded vital references by practitioners and are often cited by courts.
The Honourable Chief Justice Chan Sek Keong personally commissioned Jeffrey to complete this project. The Chief Justice thought it was past time for the legal profession to have a book that would lay out a broad code of professional conduct and explain the underlying principles that guide ethical behaviour in daily practise. Because the project's urgency demanded that it be done as quickly as possible, Jeffrey completed the text in a year.

TABLE OF CONTENTS of Ethics and Professional Responsibility

PART I       OVERVIEW
Chapter 1   Introduction
Chapter 2   Code of Ethical Principles
PART II      ADVOCATE AND SOLICITOR AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Chapter 3   Principles Governing Part II
Chapter 4   Truthfulness in Court
Chapter 5   Responsibility for Client's Conduct
Chapter 6   Undertakings to the Court
Chapter 7   Respect for the Court
Chapter 8   Due Process
Chapter 9   Criminal Proceedings
Chapter 10  Responsibilities to the Administration of Justice Beyond the Advocate and Solicitor's Ordinary Scope of Practice
PART III      ADVOCATE AND SOLICITOR AND THE CLIENT
Chapter 11  Principles Governing Part III
Chapter 12  Accepting Instructions
Chapter 13  Honesty
Chapter 14  Competence and Diligence
Chapter 15  Confidentiality
Chapter 16  Conflict of Interests
Chapter 17  Professional Conduct Uninfluenced by Personal Interest
Chapter 18  Termination of Retainer
PART IV      RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ADVOCATES AND SOLICITORS
Chapter 19  Principles Governing Part IV
Chapter 20 Responsibilities of Advocates and Solicitors to Each Other in General Practice
Chapter 21 Responsibilities of Advocates and Solicitors to Each Other in Court Proceedings
Chapter 22  Undertaking to another Advocate and Solicitor
Chapter 23  Change of Advocate and Solicitor
PART V       ADVOCATE AND SOLICITOR AND THE PUBLIC
Chapter 24  Principles Governing Part V
Chapter 25  Responsibilities to Persons Involved in the Course of Work
Chapter 26  Access to Justice and Other Responsibilites to the Public
PART VI      ORGANISATIONS AND MANAGEMENT OF LAW PRACTICE
Chapter 27  Principles Governing Part VI
Chapter 28  Management and Operation of the Law Practice
Chapter 29  Publicity, Work Procuration and Occupations
PART VII     ADVOCATE AND SOLICITOR AND HIS KNOWLEDGE OF THE RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
Part VII      Statutory Materials
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