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2001

Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility

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Preliminary Reflections On The Professional Development Of Solo And Small Law Firm Practitioners, Leslie Levin Jan 2001

Preliminary Reflections On The Professional Development Of Solo And Small Law Firm Practitioners, Leslie Levin

Faculty Articles and Papers

Solo and small law firm practitioners have long been regarded as marginal, unmentored, unethical and inadequately trained members of the legal profession. Yet technological advances and demographic changes in this segment of the bar suggest reasons for re-examining this view. In an effort to gain a clearer understanding of the current state of the professional development of these lawyers, 41 solo and small firm practitioners in the New York City metropolitan area were interviewed about their work lives and professional development. The questions posed were designed to explore how, if at all, office settings, mentors and other colleagues contribute to ...


Character Of The Questions And The Fitness Of The Process: Mental Health, Bar Admissions And The Americans With Disbilities Act, Jon Bauer Jan 2001

Character Of The Questions And The Fitness Of The Process: Mental Health, Bar Admissions And The Americans With Disbilities Act, Jon Bauer

Faculty Articles and Papers

During the decade since the Americans With Disabilities Act went into effect, mental health inquiries by bar examining committees have engendered intense controversy. Courts have reached no clear consensus as to what, if any, questions about mental illness or substance abuse may be posed by licensing agencies. The trend has been towards a form of relaxed scrutiny that authorizes inquiries as long as they are focused on serious conditions that may interfere with practice, and are reasonably tailored in scope and time. This article examines the implications of allowing disability inquiries in the lawyer licensing process. The Article begins with ...