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Speculation By A Customer About The Future Of Large Law Firms, Duncan A. Mcdonald Jul 1989

Speculation By A Customer About The Future Of Large Law Firms, Duncan A. Mcdonald

Indiana Law Journal

The Growth of Large Law Firms and Its Effect on the Legal Profession and legal Education, Symposium


Should Lawyers Stick To Their Last?, Justin A. Stanley Jul 1989

Should Lawyers Stick To Their Last?, Justin A. Stanley

Indiana Law Journal

The Growth of Large Law Firms and Its Effect on the Legal Profession and Legal Education, Symposium


Theory And The Professions, Eliot Freidson Jul 1989

Theory And The Professions, Eliot Freidson

Indiana Law Journal

The Growth of Large Law Firms and Its Effect on the Legal Profession and Legal Education, Symposium


Lawyers As Officers Of The Court, Eugene R. Gaetke Jan 1989

Lawyers As Officers Of The Court, Eugene R. Gaetke

Law Faculty Scholarly Articles

Lawyers like to refer to themselves as officers of the court. Careful analysis of the role of the lawyer within the adversarial legal system reveals the characterization to be vacuous and unduly self-laudatory. It confuses lawyers and misleads the public. The profession, therefore, should either stop using the officer of the court characterization or give meaning to it. This Article proposes certain modifications of the existing rules of professional responsibility that would bring lawyers' actual obligations more in line with those suggested by the label of officer of the court.