Leagal Ethics for the Prosecutors and Judges Project

[Publication] The Moral Compass of the American Lawyer: Truth, Justice, Power, and Greed by Carol M. Langford, Richard A. Zitrin

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The Moral Compass of the American Lawyer: Truth, Justice, Power, and Greed a book translated by our project member Keiichi Muraoka, discussing ethics regarding American lawyers, has been published in Japan.

 

■Book information

The Moral Compass of the American Lawyer: Truth, Justice, Power, and Greed

Written by Carol M. Langford, Richard A. Zitrin, translated by Keiichi Muraoka

 

Lawyers in America are sometime called liars, or money chasers. This book will discuss ethics for lawyers through actual cases, and is a wonderful book that makes us re-consider legal ethics in Japan as well.

 

  • Price : 2,200 yen
  • Publication Date : July 17, 2012
  • Publisher: Gendaijinbun-sha. Co., Ltd

 

Table of Contents

Part One. Truth, Justice, and the American Lawyer

  1. Buried Bodies: Robert Garrow and His Lawyers
  2. Antoher Day Spent Representing the Guilty

 

Part Two. Power and Its Abuse or “We’re Only Doing Our Job”

  1. Power, Arrogance, and the Survival of the Fittest
  2. A Gun to the Head of the Junior Attorney
  3. Blowing the Whistle in Corporate America

 

Part Three. Greed and Deceit or “Everybody’s Doing It”

  1. Insurance Lawyers: Chasing Ambulances and Chasing Money
  2. All the Court’s a Stage, and All the Lawyers Players; Leading and Misleading the Jury
  3. Lawyers as Liars
  4. Keeping It Secret (Or, What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You)
  5. Class Actions: Public Protection or Windfalls for Lawyers?

 

Conclusion. Can It Be Fixed? What Can We Do?

 

Summary of Principal Sources

Index