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Annotated Model Rules of Professional Conduct (2007) (Table of Contents)
ABA Center for Professional Responsibility
The sixth edition of the Annotated Model Rules of Professional Conduct presents an authoritative and practical analysis of the lawyer ethics rules and the cases, ethics opinions, and other legal authorities essential to understanding them.
This new edition of the Annotated Model Rules of Professional Conduct represents a major refinement of previous editions. It takes into account all amendments through February 2007, as well as the American Law Institute’s Restatement (Third) of the Law Governing Lawyers (2000).

Compendium of Professional Responsibility Rules and Standards (2008) (Table of Contents)
American Bar Association
The 2008 Compendium of Professional Responsibility Rules and Standards provides immediate reference to the essential legal ethics materials needed by lawyers and judges in their daily practice, law students in their exploration of the standards of their new profession, and legal scholars in their analysis of the changing currents that influence professional regulation. This single volume includes: ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, 2006 Edition, the ABA Model Code of Professional Responsibility, and the ABA Model Code of Judicial Conduct. In addition, the Compendium includes various Formal Ethics Opinions issued by the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, sample questions and analysis for the MPRE, the status of the adoption of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct and other rules, regulations and document that will assist lawyers and students.

Lawyer Law (2005) (Table of Contents) 
Thomas D. Morgan
This book should be useful in getting a quick, reliable account of the law on topics of the reader’s interest. As with research of any serious legal issue, however, such a snapshot may not present a complete picture. To do more thorough research into the issues presented in this book, and lawyer should consult a recent version of the ABA’s Annotated Model Rules of Professional Conduct, and the full Restatement Third, The Law Governing Lawyers, including its Reporter’s Notes and annual pocket parts. Other useful references may also be found in the ABA/BNA Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct, including its excellent Current Reports. In addition, the court rules governing lawyer conduct in the jurisdictions in which the lawyer acted or will act—and cases interpreting those rules—may supersede the statement of general law found in this book.

Model Rules of Professional Conduct 2014 (Table of Contents)
ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility
The Model Rules of Professional Conduct are intended to serve as a national framework for implementation of standards of professional conduct. Although the Commission endeavored to harmonize and accommodate the views of all participants, no set of national standards that speaks to such a diverse constituency as the legal profession can resolve each issue to the complete satisfaction of every affected party. Undoubtedly there will be those who take issue with one or another of the Rules’ provisions. Indeed, such dissent from individual provisions is expected. And the Model Rules, like all model legislation, will be subject to modification at the level of local implementation. Viewed as a whole, however, the Model Rules represent a responsible approach to the ethical practice of law and are consistent with professional obligations imposed by other law, such as constitutional, corporate, tort, fiduciary and agency law.