The Moral Compass of the American Lawyer (Paperback)
Truth, Justice, Power, and Greed
Ballantine Books, 9780449006719, 288pp.
Publication Date: September 5, 2000
Is the public right? In this eye-opening, incisive book, Richard Zitrin and Carol Langford, two practicing lawyers and distinguished law professors, shine a penetrating light on the question everyone is asking: Why do lawyers behave the way they do? All across the country, lawyers view certain behavior as "ethical" while average citizens judge that same conduct "immoral." Now, with expert analysis of actual cases ranging from murder to class action suits, Zitrin and Langford investigate lawyers' behavior and its impact on our legal system. The result is a stunningly clear-eyed exploration of law as it is practiced in America today--and a cogent, groundbreaking program for legal reform.
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Praise For The Moral Compass of the American Lawyer: Truth, Justice, Power, and Greed…
"A fascinating book for lawyers, law students, and anyone who is or might be a client . . . Zitrin and Langford use a series of cautionary tales for lawyers to engage the reader in the most important ethical dilemmas that lawyers face."
--MONROE H. FREEDMAN
Howard Lichtenstein Distinguished Professor of Legal Ethics
Hofstra University Law School
Author of Understanding Lawyers' Ethics
"As engrossing as good fiction . . . This book is important reading for anyone who cares about the law."
-RICHARD NORTH PATTERSON