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An empirical investigation of attorney trial ethics and a historical investigation of the legal disciplinary system in the state of Georgia from 1964 through 2005


2006 2006

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Abstract (summary)

This study investigated the reasons why attorneys in the state of Georgia are disciplined. An historical investigation showed that the vast majority of attorneys were disciplined for (a) abandonment of a client or legal matter, (b) misconduct involving the attorney's trust account, or (c) conviction of a crime involving moral turpitude. A quantitative investigation was conducted in order to determine if attorneys in the state of Georgia had actual knowledge or experience with opposing attorneys engaging in willful and wanton misconduct involving litigation.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Law
Classification
0398: Law
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Attorney; Ethics; Georgia; Legal disciplinary system; Trial
Title
An empirical investigation of attorney trial ethics and a historical investigation of the legal disciplinary system in the state of Georgia from 1964 through 2005
Author
Threlkeld, Howard L.
Number of pages
260
Publication year
2006
Degree date
2006
School code
1351
Source
DAI-A 67/07, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542771125
Advisor
DeCaro, Frank
University/institution
Capella University
University location
United States -- Minnesota
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3226204
ProQuest document ID
304915856
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304915856
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