This two-credit course teaches foreign lawyers the rules of Professional Responsibility, including state and ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct and leading federal and state case law on the subject. The course will delve into the history, goals, structure, values, rules, and responsibilities of the United States legal profession and its members. This course is an examination of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct from two main perspectives: the obligation of the legal profession to society and the obligation of the lawyer to the client and the court. Advertising by lawyers, solicitation of clients, specialization, conflicts of interest, competence, and legal malpractice are covered. The course will cover the California Rules of Professional Conduct and the California Business and Professions Code. The course is taught in an entirely asynchronous, online format.
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Last updated September 10, 2015