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The Purpose Of Lawyer Discipline, Fred C. Zacharias Dec 2003

The Purpose Of Lawyer Discipline, Fred C. Zacharias

William & Mary Law Review

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Main Street Multidisciplinary Practice Firms: Laboratories For The Future, Susan Poser Oct 2003

Main Street Multidisciplinary Practice Firms: Laboratories For The Future, Susan Poser

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform

This Article examines the debate over multidisciplinary practice in the wake of the collapse of Enron and Arthur Andersen. Part I addresses the history of the scholarly debate about multidisciplinary practice in the United States. It discusses the focus on large multidisciplinary firms, feared threats to independent professional judgment, and the current rule concerning lawyers and multidisciplinary practice.

Part II examines the reasons for allowing multidisciplinary practice. The author argues that client demand, lawyer demand, and policy reasons all provide valid reasons for permitting "one-stop" shopping. Part I also discusses existing forms of multidisciplinary practice. The author argues that the ...


Failure To Advise Non-Citizens Of Immigration Consequences Of Criminal Convictions: Should This Be Grounds To Withdraw A Guilty Plea?, John J. Francis Jun 2003

Failure To Advise Non-Citizens Of Immigration Consequences Of Criminal Convictions: Should This Be Grounds To Withdraw A Guilty Plea?, John J. Francis

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform

In this Article, Professor Francis argues that non-citizen criminal defendants should be afforded greater latitude in withdrawing guilty pleas, when those pleas are made without awareness of potential immigration consequences. Moreover, the Article highlights the roles both judges and attorneys should play in ensuring that non-citizens do not enter into such uninformed pleas.

Noting that courts have characterized deportation as a collateral consequence of a criminal conviction, the article argues that deportation, following the passage of the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1996, is unique in its severity and certainty. Many of the same due process considerations which underpin the ...


What Successful Companies Know That Law Firms Need To Know: The Importance Of Employee Motivation And Job Satisfaction To Increased Productivity And Stronger Client Relationships, Theresa M. Neff Jan 2003

What Successful Companies Know That Law Firms Need To Know: The Importance Of Employee Motivation And Job Satisfaction To Increased Productivity And Stronger Client Relationships, Theresa M. Neff

Journal of Law and Health

This note examines the importance of employee motivation and job satisfaction to increased productivity and stronger client relationships with law firms. In Part I, I discuss how the pressure of the legal profession can affect lawyers' relationships with their staff members. My analysis will center on recent studies on lawyer job satisfaction, the impact of stress on lawyers, and the public's perception of lawyers. In Part II, I discuss the law firm as a "service" organization and the implications of that orientation. In this section, I also emphasize the importance of building and maintaining relationships with clients and how ...


The Role Of Lawyers In Strategic Alliances, George W. Dent Jr. Jan 2003

The Role Of Lawyers In Strategic Alliances, George W. Dent Jr.

Case Western Reserve Law Review

No abstract provided.


Comment: The Role Of Outside Counsel In Forming Strategic Alliances, Hewitt B. Shaw Jr. Jan 2003

Comment: The Role Of Outside Counsel In Forming Strategic Alliances, Hewitt B. Shaw Jr.

Case Western Reserve Law Review

No abstract provided.


Law As Social Work, Jane Harris Aiken, Stephen Wizner Jan 2003

Law As Social Work, Jane Harris Aiken, Stephen Wizner

Washington University Journal of Law & Policy

In our work as lawyers for low income clients and as clinical teachers, we are sometimes told by our professional counterparts in private practice—especially those who work in large corporate firms—that what we do “isn’t law, it’s social work.” Similarly, our students sometimes complain that the work they do on behalf of low income clients “isn’t law, it’s social work.”

In the past we have tended to respond to this “social worker” charge defensively. We insisted that what we and our students do is “law,” that it is really no different from what private ...


The Value Of Diversity: What The Legal Profession Must Do To Stay Ahead Of The Curve, Dennis W. Archer Jan 2003

The Value Of Diversity: What The Legal Profession Must Do To Stay Ahead Of The Curve, Dennis W. Archer

Washington University Journal of Law & Policy

This essay poses a challenge for increased diversity in the legal profession and legal institutions. Highlighting the strides made in racial diversity within the legal context, this paper incorporates data and historical developments to suggest the need for greater diversity in law schools and the legal profession.


Lawyers And Domestic Violence: Raising The Standard Of Practice, John M. Burman Jan 2003

Lawyers And Domestic Violence: Raising The Standard Of Practice, John M. Burman

Michigan Journal of Gender & Law

Lawyers and judges should be the vanguard of those working to end domestic violence and mitigate its effects, yet they are not. This article is an attempt to change that. It strives to shed some light on the profound effect domestic violence has on law and law practice, as well as the profound effect lawyers and the legal system can have on domestic violence. Part II of this article demonstrates the extent and pervasiveness of domestic violence. Part III describes how domestic violence will affect a lawyer's practice. Part IV provides guidance on what a lawyer should do to ...


The Shape Of The Universe: The Impact Of Unpublished Opinions On The Process Of Legal Research, William R. Mills Jan 2003

The Shape Of The Universe: The Impact Of Unpublished Opinions On The Process Of Legal Research, William R. Mills

NYLS Law Review

No abstract provided.