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Professional Responsibility: General Information

Subject Explanation

Professional Responsibility involves the study of the lawyer's trifecta of duties: to the client, to the courts, and to the public.  The topic covers organization of the legal profession, fees, conflicts of interest, confidentiality, advertising and solicitation, unauthorized practice, courtroom conduct, and a variety of other areas related to ethics in the legal profession.  Professional Responsibility is a required course at MU Law.  The Missouri Bar requires all Missouri lawyers to take the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) & to complete at least two hours of ethics CLE annually.

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