What follows is a list of sources for assisting the user in becoming oriented in the topic. Links to the UNC Law Library catalog are provided, as well as links to online versions, where available.
Mastering Professional Responsibility, Grace M. Giesel, (Carolina Academic Press, 2015)
This volume includes a brief historical perspective, "checkpoints" to reinforce key rules, application of rules to fact scenarios with limited case citation, references to Restatement (Third) of the Law Governing Lawyers, table of cases. Created with law students in mind, this volume also includes discussion of related constitutional principles, such as ineffective assistance of counsel, and other evidentiary and procedural rules that may apply.
Available in the UNC Law Library at KF306 .G547 2015.
Legal Ethics in a Nutshell, 5th ed., by Ronald Rotunda (Thomson/West, 2018)
Understanding Lawyers' Ethics, 5th, Monroe H. Freedman & Abbe Smith (Carolina Academic Press, 2016)
This text positions lawyers' professional responsibility as based in the Bill of Rights and provides comparative views of legal ethics and a detailed history of the ABA's ethical codes.
Available in the UNC Law Library at KF306 .F748 2016.
Legal Ethics, Professional Responsibility, and the Legal Profession, Gregory C. Sisk, Susan Saab Fortney, Charles Gardner Geyh, Neil W. Hamilton, William D. Henderson, Vincent R. Johnson, Katherine R. Kruse, Stephen L. Pepper, Melissa H. Weresh (West Academic, 2018)
Judicial Conduct and Ethics (5th), Charles Gardner Geyh (Mathew Bender & Co., 2013)
Ethics Essentials : A Primer for New Judges on Conflicts, Outside Activities, and Other Potential Pitfalls, Committee on Codes of Conduct, Judicial Conference of the United States (Office of the General Counsel, Administrative Office of the United States Courts, 2006)
These restatements and treatises provide focused insight into the subject of ethics and professional responsibility, utilizing the ABA Model Code as a guide. Note that where an online version exists, the most current materials will likely be found there.
Restatement (Third) of the Law Governing Lawyers. American Law Institute (2000), with cases updated regularly.
Produced by the American Law Institute, the substance of this two-volume set encompasses practice related to the ABA Model Rules, as well as the broader considerations of professional responsibility in the practice of law.
Includes searchable table of contents and index and annual updates, as well as an archive of draft-related material for historical research.
A Concise Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers, Vincent R. Johnson & Susan Saab Fortney (American Law Institute, 2007).