The above-titled book by Douglas R. Richmond, Brian S. Faughnan, and Michael L. Matula was published in February 2011 by the ABA's Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section:
"Professional responsibility" is defined broadly to include not only legal ethics, but also the related subjects of sanctions and, in some instances, professional liability. The ABA's Model Rules of Professional Conduct have served as the standard for the sake of practicality and uniformity.
Professional responsibility is a dynamic subject, and answers to thorny questions often pivot on the facts and variations of state law. Accordingly, the book provides ample citations to authority--principally cases and ethics opinions--to assist readers in their own research.
* Pre-suit investigation
* Co-counsel and referral relationships
* Surreptitious investigations and discovery
* Receipt and release of confidential information
* Ethics of e-discovery
* Expert witness conflicts of interest
* False testimony
* Lawyers as witnesses, and much more!
The book is available for purchase here.