Conduct and Settlement
Written and produced by:
Marilyn J. Berger
Professor of Law at Seattle University School of Law
Video Narrated by:
Deborah L. Rhode
Professor of Law at Stanford University Law School
- The video (50 minutes) consists of two main segments:
- Attorney Conduct
- Attorney Competency and Representation
- Attorney/Client Relationship
- Settlement Negotiations
- Focuses on professional responsibility issues.
- Brief sections complement the regular class lecture.
- Differing perspectives from the Woburn families, trial court judge, author of A Civil Action, the jury, the witnesses, and the plaintiff and defense attorneys, reveal the adversarial nature of the U.S. legal system and facilitates class discussion.
- Issues include:
- When is a lawyer competent to take a case? What level of trial skill, knowledge of the subject, and adequacy of attorney finances is necessary?
- Course book is free with purchase of the tape:
- Thirteen problems enhance classroom discussion.
- Brief exercises allow for role-playing, writing and researching.
- Praise for the first video: Lessons from Woburn: The Untold Stories
- Lessons from Woburn: Conduct and Settlement is a perfect complement to A Documentary Companion to a Civil Action.
Watch a clip of the video: