Faculty Publications

          Richard Zitrin

          Books

          Journal Articles

          • Regulating the Behavior of Lawyers in Mass Individual Representations: A Call for Reform, 3 St. Mary's J. Legal Malpractice & Ethics 86 (2013). FULLTEXT
          • The Judicial Function: Justice Between the Parties, or a Broader Public Interest?, 32 Hofstra L. Rev. 1565 (2004). FULLTEXT
          • The Laudable South Carolina Court Rules Must be Broadened, 55 S.C. L. Rev. 883 (2004). FULLTEXT
          • Five Who Got It Right, 13 Widener L.J. 209 (2003). FULLTEXT
          • Preface (Symposium: Teaching Values in Law School), 36 U.S.F. L. Rev. 591 (2002). FULLTEXT
          • The Case Against Secret Settlements (Or, What You Don't Know Can Hurt You), 2 J. Inst. Stud. Legal Ethics 115 (1999). FULLTEXT
          Newspaper & Magazine Articles

          • The Moral Compass: 'Playbook' Theory of Disqualification Isn't New, The Recorder, Mar. 28, 2014. URL
          • The Moral Compass: Avvo Has Your Number. But What Does It Mean?, The Recorder, Jan. 3, 2014. URL
          • The Moral Compass: Secret Settlements Fueled GM's Latest Ethical Inferno, The Recorder, June 13, 2014.
          • The Moral Compass: The Ethical Obligations Your Avvo Profile Presents, The Recorder, Jan. 17, 2014. URL
          • The Moral Compass: Court Struggles to Regulate Attorney Blogging, Law.com and The Recorder, May 17, 2013. URL
          • The Moral Compass: Guard Your Clients' Public Secrets, Law.com and The Recorder, June 7, 2013. URL
          • The Moral Compass: Law Firm Secrecy at Client's Expense, Law.com and The Recorder, July 21, 2013. URL
          • The Moral Compass: Narrative Form Is an Untenable Solution in Criminal Cases, Law.com and The Recorder, Mar. 29, 2013. URL
          • The Moral Compass: When Can a Lawyer Break Privilege?, Law.com and The Recorder, Mar. 1, 2013. URL
          • Chevron Fire: Legal Industry Fares Poorly, S.F. Chron., Aug. 20, 2012. URL
          • Full Disclosure Is Key in Mass-Plaintiff Cases, The Recorder, Dec. 14, 2012. URL
          • The Moral Compass: Don't Just Talk About Trust—Earn It, The Recorder, Mar. 12, 2012, at 6. URL
          • The Moral Compass: How to Handle Mass Tort Conflicts, The Recorder, Dec. 7, 2012. URL
          • The Moral Compass: Lack of Court Funding Further Hampers Access, The Recorder, Apr. 16, 2012, at 7. URL
          • The Moral Compass: Reducing Class Size Is the Right Thing to Do, The Recorder, June 11, 2012, at 6. URL
          • The Moral Compass: State Bar Disaster Team Overreaches, The Recorder, Aug. 20, 2012, at 6. URL
          • The Moral Compass: When a Lawyer Needs a Lawyer, The Recorder, May 14, 2012, at 6. URL
          • At Issue: Should Lawyers Be Required to Perform Free Work for the Poor?, CQ Researcher, Oct. 7, 2011, at 845. URL
          • The Moral Compass: Too Many Lawyers? Too Many Law Schools, Law.com and The Recorder, Aug. 8, 2011, at 6. CATALOG URL
          • The Moral Compass: Bar Discipline, Part 1: How Bad? Really Bad, The recorder, Sept. 19, 2011, at 10. URL
          • The Moral Compass: Bar Discipline, Part 2: Sometimes Too Aggressive, The Recorder, Oct. 3, 2011, at 6. URL
          • The Moral Compass: Bar Discipline, Part 3: Solutions Difficult in Bar Discipline Problems, The Recorder, Nov. 21, 2011, at 6. URL
          • The State Bar Falls Short in Protecting the Public, The Recorder, Nov. 29, 2010, at 7. URL
          • Secrecy's Dangerous Side Effects, L.A. Times, Feb. 8, 2007. URL
          • A Challenge to San Francisco Law Firms, The Recorder, Sept. 13, 2002. URL
          • The Fault Lies in the Ethics Rules, Nat'l L.J., July 6, 2001. URL
          • Time to End the Secrecy, S.F. Chron., Aug. 21, 2001. URL
          • Why Lawyers Keep Secrets About Public Harm, Prof. Law., Summer, 2001, at 1. URL
          • After the Whistle Blows, The Recorder, Dec. 23, 2000. URL
          • It Is Time to Question How Our Legal System Can Afford to Allow Secret Settlements, Voir Dire, Spring, 2000, at 12 (with Carol M. Langford). URL
          • Overcoming Secrecy with Judicial Power, Trial, Nov., 2000, at 74. URL
          • The Moral Compass: A Fistful of Fees, ALM dailies, Jan. 10, 2000 (with Carol M. Langford). URL
          • The Moral Compass: A Tale of Two Faxes, ALM dailies, Apr. 25, 2000 (with Carol M. Langford).
          • The Moral Compass: Law Firms Seem to Be Stealing Signs From Baseball on Salaries, ALM dailies, Feb. 14, 2000 (with Carol M. Langford). URL
          • The Moral Compass: South Carolina Flag Flap Continues to Grow, ALM dailies, Mar. 13, 2000 (with Carol M. Langford). URL
          • Dangerous Liaisons, House Couns., Spring, 1999, at 34 (with William M. Balin). URL
          • Ethics Rules for Neutrals, Prof. Law., Summer, 1999, at 27. URL
          • False Profits, House Couns., Fall, 1999, at 16 (with William M. Balin). URL
          • Getting in the Middle, The Recorder, Feb. 17, 1999, at 5. URL
          • Out of Jail, Through a Garden, S.F. Examiner, Apr. 7, 1999. URL
          • The Moral Compass: Action Needed on Class Action, ALM dailies, July 1, 1999 (with Carol M. Langford). URL
          • The Moral Compass: Associated Stress Disorder, The Recorder, Sept. 22, 1999, at 5 (with Carol M. Langford). URL
          • The Moral Compass: Calculated Malfeasance, ALM dailies, May 7, 1999 (with Carol M. Langford). URL
          • The Moral Compass: Has the MDP Train Left the Station? The Accountants Are Coming, The Recorder, Nov. 24, 1999, at 4 (with Carol M. Langford). URL
          • The Moral Compass: Hide and Secrets, ALM dailies, Apr. 14, 1999, at 5 (with Carol M. Langford). URL
          • The Moral Compass: Hide and Secrets II: Throwing a Head Case, ALM dailies, Apr. 21, 1999, at 5 (with Carol M. Langford). URL
          • The Moral Compass: How High the Bar?, ALM dailies, July 30, 1999 (with Carol M. Langford). URL
          • The Moral Compass: No Badge of Courage, ALM dailies, June 9, 1999, at 5 (with Carol M. Langford). URL
          • The Moral Compass: Overprivileged, ALM dailies, Mar. 17, 1999, at 5 (with Carol M. Langford). URL
          • The Moral Compass: Striking Back at SLAPPs, ALM dailies, Apr. 28, 1999, at 5 (with Carol M. Langford).
          • The Moral Compass: Who's Afraid of Pro Bono?, ALM dailies, Nov. 8, 1999 (with Carol M. Langford). URL
          • The Rules of the Profession, Cal. Law., June, 1999, at 70 (with Carol M. Langford). URL
          • Attorney-Client Sieve, The Recorder, Apr. 8, 1998, at 6 (with Carol M. Langford). URL
          • Ethics in Ashes, Cal. Law., Nov., 1998, at 46 (with Carol M. Langford). URL
          • The Kaczynski Dilemma, Legal Times, Feb. 2, 1998, at 29. URL
          • Truth, Justice, and the Criminal Defense Lawyer, Prof. Law., Summer, 1998, at 10. URL
          • Unauthorized Practice, House Couns., Fall, 1998. URL
          • Class Action Conflict, Cal. Law., Mar., 1996, at 37 (with Michele Corash, Joe Cotchett, et al.). URL
          • Ethical Dilemmas for the Partnership Lawyer, Cal. Law., Feb., 1996, at 62 (with Carol M. Langford). URL
          • The High Road, L.A. Daily J., Dec. 30, 1996, at 6. URL
          • How to Comply With New ABA Standards, Law. Referral Network, Summer, 1995, at 1. URL
          • An Ethics Rx for Your Practice, Cal. Bar J., May, 1994, at 11 (with Carol M. Langford). CATALOG
          • Knowing When to Disqualify Yourself From a Case, Cal. Bar J., Feb., 1994, at 26. URL
          • Ethical Issues Face LRIS's Too, Law. Referral Network, Spring, 1993, at 3. URL
          • Risky Business . . . Representing Multiple Interests, Ethics Hotliner, Winter, 1993, at 1. URL
          • Drafting Airtight Fee Agreements, Cal. Law., Oct., 1992, at 67. URL
          • Emerging Ethical Issues in Mediation, Cal. Law., Apr., 1992, at 66. URL
          • Attorney, Heal Thyself, Cal. Law., July, 1991, at 38. URL
          • Hollywood Law: A San Francisco Lawyer Finds His Advice Goes Only So Far in a Movieland Courtroom, Cal. Law., Mar., 1991, at 41. URL
          • In-House Outlaws?, Cal. Law., Dec., 1990, at 60. URL
          • Gambling with Multiple Interests, Cal. Law., Apr., 1989, at 73. URL
          • When Fees Are Unethical, Cal. Law., Nov., 1989, at 74. URL