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Lewis & Kyrou's Handy Hints on Legal Practice, Second SA Edition

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409049916
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Handy Hints expertly bridges the gap between legal training and legal experience.

It is a simple and practical guide to the basic features of legal practice, with liberal sprinklings of “common sense” aimed at law graduates and newly admitted practitioners.

Handy Hints on Legal Practice blends legal rules with practical advice and keeps an eye on the ethical standards of the profession.

Handy Hints serves as a “Survival Kit” for new lawyers and will assist senior lawyers to urgently assess when it may be “Time to Quit”. The book is informative, easy to read and entertaining. Although many parts of the second edition have enduring value, other parts have been overtaken by developments in the law and changes in legal practice since that edition was published in 1993. These have been reworked.

Many changes in the practice of law have resulted from rapid technological change and increased globalisation. Communication by email and internet-based legal research are now commonplace. Law firms have grown in size and tend to operate along corporate lines. Career choices for lawyers have expanded, with dramatic increases in the numbers of in-house corporate lawyers (legal advisors) and lawyers working overseas.

Paradoxically, there has also been renewed emphasis in traditional ethical principles, possibly as a reaction to criticisms of the increasing business focus of lawyers.

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Table of contents

Part 1 - Relationship with client

Chapter 1 - Introduction

Chapter 2 - First Interview with Client

Chapter 3 - Maintaining Contact with Client

Chapter 4 - Nature of Retainer and when it can be terminated

Chapter 5 - Adhering to instructions

Chapter 6 - Overriding ethical obligations

Chapter 7 - Independence from your client

Chapter 8 - Confidentiality

Chapter 9 - Legal Professional Privilege

Chapter 10 - Conflict of Interest

Chapter 11 - Costs

Chapter 12 - Entitlements to documents

Chapter 13 - Attorneys lien

Chapter 14 - Destruction of documents

Chapter 15 - Acting for friends or relatives

Chapter 16 - Sexual relations with clients

Part 2 - Relationship with other practitioners

Chapter 17 - Duty to fellow practitioners

Chapter 18 - Conducting Negotiations

Chapter 19 - Alternative Dispute Resolution Procedures

Chapter 20 - Use of Counsel

Chapter 21 - Communication with Another Practitioner's Client or Witness

Chapter 22 - Client Threats Against Another Practitioners

Part 3 - Relationship with the profession and the community

Chapter 23 - Duty to profession and community

Chapter 24 - Assisting the Disadvantaged (Pro Bono)

Chapter 25 - Undertakings

Chapter 26 - Precautions Against Negligence

Chapter 27 - Unprofessional Conduct

Part 4 - Relationship with the courts

Chapter 28 - Court conduct

Chapter 29 - Relationship with Court Officials

Chapter 30 - Contempt of Court

Chapter 31 - Witnesses

Chapter 32 - Conducting a Case

Chapter 33 - Instructing in Court

Chapter 34 - Court ettiquette

Part 5 - Mistakes and misapprehensions

Chapter 35 - Learning from mistakes

Chapter 36 - General Mistakes and Misapprehensions

Chapter 37 - Common Mistakes in Property Matters

Chapter 38 - Common Mistakes in Litigious Matters

Chapter 39 - Common Mistakes in Commercial matters

Part 6 - Communication and drafting

Chapter 40 - Communication fundamentals

Chapter 41 - Correspondence

Chapter 42 - Letters of Demand

Chapter 43 - Telephone

Chapter 44 - Faxes

Chapter 45 - Email

Chapter 46 - Without Prejudice

Chapter 47 - Drafting

Part 7 - Practice management

Chapter 48 - Importance of Practice Management

Chapter 49 - Prioritising

Chapter 50 - File Management

Chapter 51 - Research

Chapter 52 - Technology

Chapter 53 - Internet

Part 8 - Working in the law

Chapter 54 - Career Options

Chapter 55 - Working as an attorney

Chapter 56 - Working as an advocate

Chapter 57 - Working as an in-house corporate lawyer

Chapter 58 - Working as an in-house government lawyer

Chapter 59 - Working as an academic lawyer

Chapter 60 - Working overseas

Chapter 61 - Survival kit for new lawyers

Chapter 62 - Women in the law

Part 9 - Leaving the law - Common legal diseases

Chapter 63 - Legal malaise

Chapter 64 - Professional Paralysis

Chapter 65 - "I Can't Say No" Syndrome

Chapter 66 - "Time to Quit" Condition

Part 10 - Miscellaneous

Chapter 67 - Questions

Chapter 68 - Afterthought