Spring 2015
    Law No.: LAW7134
    Sched. No.: 115219177

Professional Responsibility for Tax Lawyers
Section 1
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Doran, Michael T.



Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):WF, 1410-1530 (SL294)
Credits:3Type:Lecture
Capacity:64 **This information is current as of 10/24/2014 06:14:16 AM**
Current Enrollment:15 **This information is current as of 10/24/2014 06:14:16 AM**

Course Description:

This course examines the rules of professional conduct for lawyers, with a particular emphasis on the application of those rules to tax lawyers. We will study the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct (which set ethical rules for all lawyers), Treasury Department Circular 230 (which sets additional ethical rules for tax lawyers), and the civil-penalty regime of the Internal Revenue Code (which sets rules for tax lawyers and their clients). Topics to be covered include: the formation, scope, and termination of the lawyer-client relationship; the duty of competence; the duty of confidentiality; the duty of loyalty and conflicts of interest; the tax lawyer as return preparer, litigator, and counselor; the problem of tax shelters; public service; the business of practicing law; and the administration and enforcement of the professional-conduct rules.

NOTE: This course satisfies the professional ethics course requirement for graduation and for those seeking Virginia third-year practice certification.

MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE with: Ethics and Integrity for Law Firm Lawyers and Their Clients, Professional Responsibility, and Professional Responsibility in Public Interest Law Practice
COURSE REQUIREMENT: Examination

Mutually Exclusive with: Ethics and Integrity for Law Firm Lawyers and Their Clients; Professional Responsibility; and Professional Responsibility in Public Interest Law Practice
This course is on the professional ethics course list.