This second edition of the book provides a framework for the profession's conduct rules while helping the reader develop and adhere to personal moral standards. The book organizes the subject of professional responsibility by the attributes that the law and rules of professional responsibility represent. Use this book to explore, organize, and recall the law and rules of professional responsibility and to evaluate them against how well their moral fields develop the attributes you want to possess as a lawyer. Make the connection between the professional and personal--between the rules and morality--and you will practice law with greater health, satisfaction, and meaning, in greater service to clients and community. Victoria Vuletich is an Associate Professor at the Grand Rapids campus of Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Prior to joining Cooley in 2008, she was with the State Bar of Michigan for almost nine years, where she served as staff counsel to the Ethics Committee, the Client Protection Fund, and supervised the Practice Management Resource Center program. Prior to joining the State Bar, Ms. Vuletich practiced law privately, handling primarily personal injury and family law matters. She is frequently asked to speak on ethics, professionalism and lawyer regulatory issues, at national and local programs. Ms. Vuletich has served on several ABA Center for Professional Responsibility committees. She dedicates this text to the memory of her mother, Carol Jean Vuletich, who taught her the most important ethic of all: Love. Nelson Miller is Professor and Associate Dean at Thomas M. Cooley Law School's Grand Rapids campus. Before joining Cooley in 2004, Dean Miller practiced civil litigation for 16 years, representing individuals, private and non-profit corporations, government agencies, public schools, and public and private universities, and winning and defending multi-million civil cases in products liability, personal injury, airliner and helicopter crashes, civil rights, securities, employment, real estate, and business disputes. Dean Miller is an editor and author of 10 books and dozens of articles on civil procedure, torts, ethics, and legal history, philosophy, and education. The State Bar of Michigan recognized Dean Miller with the John W. Cummiskey Award for pro-bono service.
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