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The following journal articles may be viewed and printed by law professors, lawyers, and others with scholarly interest in the public policy issues in the pending Washington disciplinary proceeding against lawyer Doug Schafer for disclosing information about his former client's conspiracy with a corrupt judge (who eventually was removed).

Cramton, Roger C., and Knowles, Lori P., Professional Secrecy and its Exceptions: Spaulding v. Zimmerman Revisited, 83 Minn. L. Rev. 63 (1998). [PDF text file size: 329K]

Freedman, Monroe H., Professional Responsibility of the Criminal Defense Lawyer: The Three Hardest Questions, 64 Mich. L. Rev. 1469 (1966). [PDF image file size: 946K; may take 3 minutes with a 56K modem.]

Gillers, Stephen, What We Talked About When We Talked About Ethics: A Critical View of the Model Rules, 46 Ohio St. L.J. 243 (1985). [PDF text file size: 107K]

Hazard, Geoffrey C., Jr., Rectification of Client Fraud: Death and Revival of a Professional Norm, 33 Emory L.J. 271 (1984). [PDF text file size: 66K]

Hoffman, Junius, On Learning of a Corporate Client's Crime or Fraud, 33 Bus. Law. 1389 (1978). [PDF searchable image file size: 2,894K; may take 9 minutes with a 56K modem.]

Koniak, Susan P., The Law Between the Bar and the State, 70 N.C.L. Rev. 1389 (1992). [PDF text file size: 276K]

Lawry, Robert P., The Central Moral Tradition of Lawyering, 19 Hofstra L. Rev. 311 (1990). [PDF text file size: 136K]

Merton, Vanessa, Confidentiality and the Dangerous Patient: Implications of Tarasoff for Psychiatrists and Lawyers, 31 Emory L. Rev. 263 (1982). [PDF text file size: 178K]

Nahstoll, R.W., The Lawyer’s Allegiance: Priorities Regarding Confidentiality, 41 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 421 (1984). [PDF searchable image file size: 2,354K; may take 7 minutes with a 56K modem.]  A Tribute to Dick Nahstoll. (a short message)

Note, The Future Crime or Tort Exception to Communication Privileges, 77 Harv. L. Rev. 730 (1964). [PDF searchable image file size: 917K; may take 3 minutes with a 56K modem.]

Rotunda, Ronald R., The Notice of Withdrawal and the New Model Rules of Professional Conduct: Blowing the Whistle and Waving the Red Flag, 63 Ore. L. Rev. 455 (1984). [PDF searchable image file size: 2,295K; may take 7 minutes with a 56K modem.]

Schneyer, Ted, Professionalism as Bar Politics: The Making of the Rules of Professional Conduct, 14 Law & Social Inquiry 677 (1989). [PDF searchable image file size: 3,919K; may take 10 minutes with a 56K modem.]

Subin, Harry I., The Lawyer as Superego: Disclosure of Client Confidences to Prevent Harm, 70 Iowa L. Rev. 1091 (1985). [PDF text file size: 244K]

Weinstein, Harris, Client Confidence and the Rules of Professional Responsibility: Too Little Consensus and Too Much Confusion, 35 S. Texas L .Rev. 727 (1994). [PDF text file size: 49K]

Zer-Gutman, Limor, Revising the Ethical Rules of Attorney-Client Confidentiality: Towards a New Discretionary Rule, 45 Loyola L. Rev. 669, 681 (1999). [PDF text file size: 96K]



Selected other relevant journal articles:

Hosmer, LaRue T. and Daniel C. Powell, Schafer's Dilemma: Client Confidentiality vs. Judicial Integrity -- A Very Different Proposal for the Revision of Model Rule 1.6, 49 Loyola L. Rev. 405-469 (2003). [PDF]

Pitt, Harvey L., The Georgetown Proposals, 36 Bus. Law. 1831 (1981). [PDF]

Simon, William L., The Kaye Scholer Affair: The Lawyer’s Duty of Candor and the Bar’s Temptations of Evasion and Apology, 23 Law & Soc. Inquiry 243 (Spring, 1998). [PDF]

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