7 N. Ill. U. L. Rev. 133 (1987)
The Law of Lawyering

handle is hein.journals/niulr7 and id is 143 raw text is: THE LAW OF LAWYERING. By Geoffrey C. Hazard, Jr. and W.
William Hodes. New York. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. 1985. Pp.
882 $25,00.
With this book, Professors Hazard and Hodes have filled an
important current need, a presentation and analysis of the Model
Rules of Professional Conduct adopted by the American Bar Associ-
ation [hereafter ABA] in August, 1983. The book is not a general
text on the ethics and obligations of the legal profession. It is a
treatise on the Model Rules. While most of the decisions of the United
States Supreme Court dealing with or relating to a lawyer's profes-
sional conduct are dealt with, only a limited number of other cases
or sources are cited or discussed.
The authors recognize' that their contribution is of special value
to three groups; judges and lawyers in states which have adopted the
Model Rules, those in states which are considering their adoption,
and scholars in their study and examination of professional respon-
The value of the book is not limited to these groups. Lawyers
and judges in states still retaining the 1969 Code of Professional
Responsibility will find helpful analyses of ethical problems and how
they have been dealt with under that Code. The ethical issues discussed
in the book arise under either Code and the authors in discussing the
Model Rules have noted, frequently with extended discussion, how
the same issues are dealt with under the 1969 Code.
Within these parameters, the book is a significant contribution
to the literature on professional ethics. Its organization is simple and
clear. Each chapter first sets out verbatim the Model Rule to be
discussed. The discussion may be preceded by an Overview which
contains a general account of the subject matter to which the Rule is
addressed. In some instances, a separate and more extended
Perspective2 is offered on the subject matter under discussion.
Following the analysis of a Rule, a number of hypothetical factual
situations, many from real life, are presented. The authors offer their
solution to the issues so raised, as they see it under the Rule.
* Professor of Law, William Mitchell College of Law.
1. Introduction, p. xxxviii-2
2. E.g., Entity Clients, pp 231-238.

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