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Practice of Law
The practice of law is largely self-governed by professional bodies known as law societies which are given power to control membership in the profession. This topic also encompasses legal ethics, the rules that govern the conduct and professionalism of lawyers
CanadaLegal Associations/Codes of Professional Conduct
This link is to a page on the Bora Laskin Law Library website that includes links to law societies and bar associations for all major common law jurisdictions. Also includes links to codes of professional conduct.
Great BritainLaw Society of England and Wales: Rules, guidance and regulation
Contains links to regulations and guidelines for professional conduct, inforamation about accreditation, practice support, professional development and the complaints process.
United StatesABA Center for Professional Responsibility
According to its website, the ABA Center for Professional Responsiblity since 1978 has provided "national leadership and vision in developing and interpreting standards and scholarly resources in legal ethics, professional regulation, professionalism and client protection mechanisms." Included on the site is information on legal ethics, professional regulation, client protection, professionalism and lawyer assistance programs.
This site describes itself as containing "the codes or rules setting standards for the professional conduct of lawyers and commentary on the law governing lawyers, organized on a state by state basis." Material is also provided by law firms and legal academics on the law of lawyering of their states.
This site, created by Internet Legal Services (a consulting company), states that it offers legal professionals "a gateway to understand the unique ethical issues raised by the Internet and Internet technology. Attorneys and state and local authorities will find links to articles, rules, and information relating to Internet ethics issues, including attorney advertising, e-mail communication, and UPL on the Internet."
Internet DirectoriesFindlaw's Links for Ethical and Professional Responsibility Law
Includes links from Findlaw on American Internet resources related to legal ethics and professionalism.