This casebook provides detailed information on professional and personal responsibilities of the lawyer. It also provides the tools for fast, easy, on-point study. Major changes reflected in the 2011 3rd edition include: Four 2009-2010 cases by the US Supreme Court on competence of counsel in criminal trials Federal regulation of securities lawyers under Section 307 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and detailed Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules promulgated thereunder. Major revisions to ABA Model Rules 1.6 (client confidences) and 1.13 (organization as client) to address issues arising in the Enron and Worldcom bankruptcies. Controversies that have arisen concerning the ethics of government lawyers since the last edition of this book in 2001, including political influences on US attorneys, interrogation and trial of detainees in the war on terror, etc. The recent increase in the number of litigants representing themselves pro se and changes in ABA Model Rules that have been made to allow lawyers to provide limited assistance to pro se litigants Recent changes in the Federal Rules of Evidence to address problems that arise when privileged communications are inadvertently disclosed by a party or by their lawyers.