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Your Lawyer: A User's Guide

by Lawrence J. Fox and Susan R. Martyn

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Lawrence J. Fox

Lawrence J. Fox has practiced law for over 35 years, first in the legal services program for the indigent, and since 1972 at Drinker Biddle & Reath in Philadelphia. Larry is the I. Grant Irey Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania, where he teaches students professional responsibility. Larry chaired the ABA Ethics Committee which is responsible for the drafting and interpretation of lawyer rules of conduct. Larry also teaches professional responsibility to practicing lawyers in continuing legal education courses held around the country. The United States State Department sent Larry to Argentina and China to instruct lawyers and judges in those two countries on lawyer and judicial ethics. He has appeared on the television shows CNN Crossfire, Nightline, MSNBC and the Today Show.

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Susan R. Martyn

Susan Martyn is Stoepler Professor of Law and Values at the University of Toledo College of Law and has authored four books and over thirty articles in law reviews and interdisciplinary journals. In addition to this volume, she and Larry Fox have published three other books about lawyer's ethics in the past three years: a casebook for law students entitled Traversing the Ethical Minefield: Problems, Law and Professional Responsibility, a professional standards volume to accompany Traversing with W. Bradley Wendel entitled The Law Governing Lawyers: National Rules, Standards, Statutes, and State Lawyer Codes, and a lawyer's deskbook entitled Red Flags: A Lawyer's Handbook on Legal Ethics. Professor Martyn's work flows out of her service on several national bodies that have helped shape the law that governs lawyer conduct. She acted as an advisor to the American Law Institute's Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers (1987-2000), and was one of thirteen members of the American Bar Association's Ethics 2000 Commission, (1997-2002). She and Larry Fox also offer legal ethics education programs to lawyers across the country. Professor Martyn is a member of the Michigan and Ohio Bars.