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Legal Services Regulation In Canada: Plus Ça Change?, Noel Semple 2017 University of Windsor, Faculty of Law

Legal Services Regulation In Canada: Plus Ça Change?, Noel Semple

Law Publications

In common law Northern Europe and in Australasia, a wave of reform has been transforming legal services regulation since roughly 1980. Old structures and approaches, based on the principles of professionalism and lawyer independence, are being replaced in these jurisdictions by new ones that prioritize competition and consumer interests. In the United States this has conspicuously not happened, leaving intact a regulatory approach whose broad outlines have changed little in the past 100 years.

Thus, I have argued that the legal services regulatory regimes of the common law world today are bifurcated into (i) a competitive-consumerist paradigm apparent in the ...


Vol. 52, No. 06 (February 20, 2017), 2017 Maurer School of Law: Indiana University

Vol. 52, No. 06 (February 20, 2017)

Indiana Law Annotated

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Mutually Assured Protection Among Large U.S. Law Firms, Tom Baker, Rick Swedloff 2017 University of Pennsylvania Law School

Mutually Assured Protection Among Large U.S. Law Firms, Tom Baker, Rick Swedloff

Faculty Scholarship

Top law firms are notoriously competitive, fighting for prime clients and matters. But some of the most elite firms are also deeply cooperative, willingly sharing key details about their finances and strategy with their rivals. More surprisingly, they pay handsomely to do so. Nearly half of the AmLaw 100 and 200 belong to mutual insurance organizations that require member firms to provide capital; partner time; and important information about their governance, balance sheets, risk management, strategic plans, and malpractice liability. To answer why these firms do so when there are commercial insurers willing to provide coverage with fewer burdens, we ...


Vol. 52, No. 05 (February 13, 2017), 2017 Maurer School of Law: Indiana University

Vol. 52, No. 05 (February 13, 2017)

Indiana Law Annotated

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Dispelling The Myth That Law Students Can Close The Justice Gap, John P. Gross 2017 University of Alabama School of Law

Dispelling The Myth That Law Students Can Close The Justice Gap, John P. Gross

Boston College Law Review

Recently, the idea that law students can bridge the “justice gap,” understood here as both the inability of low-income Americans to obtain civil legal services and the inadequacy of representation by overworked public defenders in criminal cases, has been gaining in popularity. This growing trend is embodied in the pro bono requirements imposed on bar applicants in a growing number of states. This Essay argues that the idea that law students can make a “significant” contribution to closing the existing justice gap overestimates the number of law students currently enrolled in our nation’s law schools and underestimates the volume ...


Vol. 52, No. 04 (February 6, 2017), 2017 Maurer School of Law: Indiana University

Vol. 52, No. 04 (February 6, 2017)

Indiana Law Annotated

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The Unified Bar: Will A Closed Shop Serve The Lawyer And The Public, Harold Brown 2017 St. John's University School of Law

The Unified Bar: Will A Closed Shop Serve The Lawyer And The Public, Harold Brown

The Catholic Lawyer

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The Importance Of The Legal Aid Society To The Legal Profession, Robert P. Patterson, Jr. 2017 St. John's University School of Law

The Importance Of The Legal Aid Society To The Legal Profession, Robert P. Patterson, Jr.

The Catholic Lawyer

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American College Of Trial Lawyers Report And Recommendation On Disruption Of The Judicial Process, 2017 St. John's University School of Law

American College Of Trial Lawyers Report And Recommendation On Disruption Of The Judicial Process

The Catholic Lawyer

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Winning Through Integrity And Professionalism, Gerald Lebovits 2017 Columbia, Fordham & NYU Law Schools

Winning Through Integrity And Professionalism, Gerald Lebovits

Gerald Lebovits

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Vol. 52, No. 03 (January 30, 2017), 2017 Maurer School of Law: Indiana University

Vol. 52, No. 03 (January 30, 2017)

Indiana Law Annotated

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Champions For Justice 2017, Roger Williams University School of Law 2017 Roger Williams University

Champions For Justice 2017, Roger Williams University School Of Law

School of Law Conferences, Lectures & Events

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Linda Fariss Retirement Celebration, Indiana University Maurer School of Law 2017 Maurer School of Law: Indiana University

Linda Fariss Retirement Celebration, Indiana University Maurer School Of Law

Maurer Law Events

After 40 years of service, Linda Fariss retires as Director of the Jerome Hall Law Library. This celebration took place on January 27th, 2017. Remarks were made by Dean Austen Parrish, Acting Director Keith Buckley, Professors Don Gjerdingen and Kevin Brown, as well as George P Smith II, '64. Linda's official faculty portrait was revealed as well


Vol. 52, No. 02 (January 23, 2017), 2017 Maurer School of Law: Indiana University

Vol. 52, No. 02 (January 23, 2017)

Indiana Law Annotated

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Trending @ Rwu Law: Michael Bowden's Post: Obama, Biden Counsel To Deliver Mlk Address 1-19-2017, Michael Bowden 2017 Roger Williams University School of Law

Trending @ Rwu Law: Michael Bowden's Post: Obama, Biden Counsel To Deliver Mlk Address 1-19-2017, Michael Bowden

Law School Blogs

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Vol. 52, No. 01 (January 16, 2017), 2017 Maurer School of Law: Indiana University

Vol. 52, No. 01 (January 16, 2017)

Indiana Law Annotated

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Male, Pale, And Stale? Diversity In Lawyers' Regulatory Leadership, Noel Semple 2017 University of Windsor, Faculty of Law

Male, Pale, And Stale? Diversity In Lawyers' Regulatory Leadership, Noel Semple

Law Publications

When lawyers elect the leaders of their self-regulatory organizations, what sort of people do they vote for? How do the selection processes for elite lawyer sub-groups affect the diversity and efficacy of those groups? This article quantitatively assesses the demographic and professional diversity of leadership in the Law Society of Upper Canada.

After many years of underrepresentation, in 2015 visible minority members and women were elected in numbers proportionate to their shares of Ontario lawyers. Regression analysis suggests that being non-white was not a disadvantage in the 2015 election, and being female actually conferred an advantage in attracting lawyers’ votes ...


January 2017, 2017 Maurer School of Law: Indiana University

January 2017

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Law Library Blog (January 2017): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School of Law 2017 Roger Williams University

Law Library Blog (January 2017): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

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University Of Baltimore School Of Law Center On Applied Feminism's 9th Annual Feminist Legal Theory Conference On Applied Feminism Today: Keynote Speaker Judge Nancy Gertner, Former United States Federal Judge For The United States District Court For The District Of Massachusetts, Nancy Gertner 2017 Harvard Law School

University Of Baltimore School Of Law Center On Applied Feminism's 9th Annual Feminist Legal Theory Conference On Applied Feminism Today: Keynote Speaker Judge Nancy Gertner, Former United States Federal Judge For The United States District Court For The District Of Massachusetts, Nancy Gertner

University of Baltimore Law Review

Below is a transcription of the keynote speech from the University of Baltimore School of Law Center on Applied Feminism’s 9th Annual Feminist Legal Theory Conference: Applied Feminism Today. Judge Nancy Gertner, former United States Federal Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, gave the keynote speech on March 4, 2016.

I was on the bench for seventeen years, and I intend to write about that experience. The problem is that while my memoir was funny, this book—on judging—is not. In my memoir, I describe the fact that the only way I ...


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