Lawyers in Australia is a wide-ranging and detailed examination of the legal profession and its ethical framework. It contextualises the role, responsibilities and ethics of lawyers in contemporary Australian society and discusses recent trends and issues. It has continued to be a popular text for the teaching of legal ethics courses since the first edition was published in 2007.
Its detailed examination of the legal profession, its make-up and its ethical framework, access to justice and consideration of future issues confronting the legal profession, all make it of interest and relevance to academic, student and practitioner alike.
Key changes to the new edition include:
revised structure with content about the ethical, professional and sociological aspects of the legal profession organised into easily identifiable sections;
updated and expanded use of case law including cases decided in accordance with the Legal Profession Uniform Law;
up-to-date coverage of the various legislative regimes that regulate entry to the profession and the conduct of those within it;
refreshed commentary on the delivery and regulation of legal education, the development of a national legal profession and future issues facing the profession; and
revised teaching resources in the form of updated discussion and research questions relating to each chapter.