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Professional Responsibility: General Information

This guide will help Mizzou Law students prepare for their Professional Responsibility class exam and provides information about the MPRE.

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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