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Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility: Getting Started

This guide is designed to help you locate primary and secondary source materials, in print and electronic formats, for researching legal ethics and professional responsibility.

Find Books

CLICsearch is the library catalog of six private colleges and universities in the Twin Cities, including Saint Thomas. Books from other campuses can be requested online and delivered to the St. Thomas library of your choice..

Searching by the following subject keywords or subject headings will help you find relevant resources:

  • Attorney and Client - United States
  • Confidential Communications - Lawyers
  • Judicial Ethics - United States
  • Lawyers - Discipline
  • Lawyers - Malpractice
  • Legal Ethics
  • Legal Ethics - United States
  • Practice of Law - United States

Find Journals

You can use two of the major legal periodical indexes, LegalTrac and the Index to Legal Periodicals, to find articles about legal ethics.  Both of these indexes are available online through the library's databases page here.  You can also access legal periodicals through the HeinOnline database, Westlaw and LexisNexis.

Here are some journal titles that may be of interest:

  • ABA Journal
  • Bench & Bar (Minnesota)
  • Cardozo Public Law, Policy and Ethics Journal
  • Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics
  • Journal of the Institute for the Study of Legal Ethics
  • Journal of the Legal Profession
  • Journal of the Professional Lawyer/Professional Lawyer
  • Law Practice Management
  • Legal Ethics
  • Minnesota Lawyer
  • Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics, and Public Policy

Web Resources & Associations

Treatises & Other Commentary

Find these treatises and other relevant resources by searching the CLICnet catalog under the following subjects:

Attorney and Client - United States

Legal Ethics - United States

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