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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 ...


A Message To New Attorneys, John J. Murphy 2017 St. John's University School of Law

A Message To New Attorneys, John J. Murphy

The Catholic Lawyer

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Vol. 52, No. 09 (March 20, 2017), 2017 Maurer School of Law: Indiana University

Vol. 52, No. 09 (March 20, 2017)

Indiana Law Annotated

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Rebellious Strains In Transactional Lawyering For Underserved Entrepreneurs And Community Groups, Paul R. Tremblay 2017 Boston College Law School

Rebellious Strains In Transactional Lawyering For Underserved Entrepreneurs And Community Groups, Paul R. Tremblay

Paul R. Tremblay

In his 1992 book Rebellious Lawyering: One Chicano’s Vision of Progressive Law Practice, Gerald Lopez disrupted the conventional understandings of what it meant to be an effective poverty lawyer or public interest attorney. His critiques and prescriptions were aimed at litigators and lawyers similarly engaged in struggles for social change. His book did not address the role of progressive transactional lawyers. Today, transactional lawyers working in underserved communities are far more common. This Essay seeks to apply Lopez’s critiques to the work of those practitioners.

I argue here that transactional legal services, or TLS, on behalf of subordinated ...


Uk Alternative Business Structures For Legal Practice: Emerging Models And Lessons For The Us, Judith A. McMorrow 2017 Boston College Law School

Uk Alternative Business Structures For Legal Practice: Emerging Models And Lessons For The Us, Judith A. Mcmorrow

Judith A. McMorrow

Alternative Business Structure (ABS) law firms in the United Kingdom allow for non-lawyer owners and investors. This Article analyzes several new U.K. ABS law firms and offers an optimistic assessment of the benefits of these new firm models. ABS firms have created systems that improve legal services for the target clients and have mitigated the negative aspects of lawyer-centric thinking that pervades many traditional firms. ABS firm structure has provided access to capital to allow for investment in employee development and creative use of technology. The ABS form has brought some unregulated activities under the control of regulators and ...


Vol. 52, No. 08 (March 6, 2017), 2017 Maurer School of Law: Indiana University

Vol. 52, No. 08 (March 6, 2017)

Indiana Law Annotated

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Vol. 52, No. 07 (February 27, 2017), 2017 Maurer School of Law: Indiana University

Vol. 52, No. 07 (February 27, 2017)

Indiana Law Annotated

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Newsroom: Ny Times: Refugee, Immigrant, And Citizen 02-27-2017, Alexandra S. Levine, Roger Williams University School of Law 2017 New York Times

Newsroom: Ny Times: Refugee, Immigrant, And Citizen 02-27-2017, Alexandra S. Levine, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Life of the Law School (1993- )

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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 ...


Trending @ Rwu Law: Katie Mulvaney's Post: A Reporter Learns The Law -- Alongside Law Students 02-16-2017, Katie Mulvaney 2017 Roger Williams University School of Law

Trending @ Rwu Law: Katie Mulvaney's Post: A Reporter Learns The Law -- Alongside Law Students 02-16-2017, Katie Mulvaney

Law School Blogs

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

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

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

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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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