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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 ...


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 ...


The Lawyer As Public Figure For First Amendment Purposes, Alex B. Long 2016 University of Tennessee College of Law

The Lawyer As Public Figure For First Amendment Purposes, Alex B. Long

Boston College Law Review

Should lawyers be treated as public figures for purposes of defamation claims and, therefore, be subjected to a higher evidentiary standard of actual malice under the Supreme Court’s decision in New York Times Co. v. Sullivan? The question of whether lawyers should be treated as public figures raises broad questions about the nature of defamation law and the legal profession. By examining the Supreme Court’s defamation jurisprudence through the lens of cases involving lawyers as plaintiffs, one can see the deficiencies and inconsistencies in the Court’s opinions more clearly. And by examining the Court’s defamation cases ...


European Communities – Legal Profession – Council Passes Directive Allowing Lawyers To Provide Services Across National Borders (Council Directive, March 22, 1977), David S. Gordon 2016 University of Georgia School of Law

European Communities – Legal Profession – Council Passes Directive Allowing Lawyers To Provide Services Across National Borders (Council Directive, March 22, 1977), David S. Gordon

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

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Vol. 51, No. 14 (November 28, 2016), 2016 Maurer School of Law: Indiana University

Vol. 51, No. 14 (November 28, 2016)

Indiana Law Annotated

No abstract provided.


Vol. 51, No. 13 (November 21, 2016), 2016 Maurer School of Law: Indiana University

Vol. 51, No. 13 (November 21, 2016)

Indiana Law Annotated

No abstract provided.


Video: Happy Lawyers Make More Money: How To Achieve Financial Success, Fulfill Your Ethical Obligations, And Manage A Profitable Small Law Firm, How to Manage a Small Law Firm 2016 Nova Southeastern University

Video: Happy Lawyers Make More Money: How To Achieve Financial Success, Fulfill Your Ethical Obligations, And Manage A Profitable Small Law Firm, How To Manage A Small Law Firm

Law Center Plus Seminar Series

How To MANAGE a Small Law Firm was founded by attorney RJon Robins. He quickly realized that despite having done quite well in law school, completing a prestigious 9 credit internship with the US Trustee’s Office and clerking for a Federal Bankruptcy Judge, he knew next to nothing about how to actually manage the business of a small law firm.

RJon did eventually discover how to manage a small law firm and was recruited by The Florida Bar’s Law Office Management Assistance Service (LOMAS) to teach his fellow lawyers how to find, fix and avoid the sort of ...


Creating Assessment Tools For Students, Adjuncts, And Site Supervisors, Carolyn Broering-Jacobs, Carole O. Heyward 2016 Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University

Creating Assessment Tools For Students, Adjuncts, And Site Supervisors, Carolyn Broering-Jacobs, Carole O. Heyward

Carole O Heyward

During this workshop, we plan to explore how clinicians can assess student performance at project, course, and program levels using self-evaluation, peer evaluation, and faculty evaluation (focusing on clinical adjuncts and site supervisors).


Simulations In Clinics, Contract Drafting, And Upper-Level Courses, Carole O. Heyward 2016 Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University

Simulations In Clinics, Contract Drafting, And Upper-Level Courses, Carole O. Heyward

Carole O Heyward

I teach in a transactional clinic called the Urban Development Law Clinic. In my Clinic, we represent non-profit tax-exempt organizations that engage in real estate, economic, and community development. Some of our clients include Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity and Karamu House, which is a theater and community arts center. We serve as general counsel for some clients and provide legal advice on an as needed basis for others. The Clinic provides legal advice on real estate matters, corporate governance, transactions, and tax issues. The complexity of matters that we handle ranges from drafting a code of regulations to representing ...


Creating Assessment Tools For Students, Adjuncts, And Site Supervisors, Carolyn Broering-Jacobs, Carole Heyward 2016 Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University

Creating Assessment Tools For Students, Adjuncts, And Site Supervisors, Carolyn Broering-Jacobs, Carole Heyward

Carolyn Broering-Jacobs

During this workshop, we plan to explore how clinicians can assess student performance at project, course, and program levels using self-evaluation, peer evaluation, and faculty evaluation (focusing on clinical adjuncts and site supervisors).


Dean's Desk: A Troubling Focus By The Aba On The Bar Exam, Austen Parrish 2016 Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Dean's Desk: A Troubling Focus By The Aba On The Bar Exam, Austen Parrish

Austen Parrish (2014-)

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Vol. 51, No. 12 (November 14, 2016), 2016 Maurer School of Law: Indiana University

Vol. 51, No. 12 (November 14, 2016)

Indiana Law Annotated

No abstract provided.


Vol. 51, No. 11 (November 7, 2016), 2016 Maurer School of Law: Indiana University

Vol. 51, No. 11 (November 7, 2016)

Indiana Law Annotated

No abstract provided.


Trending @ Rwu Law: Linda Tappa's Post: An Amazing Summer: Public Interest Law In Texas 11/01/2016, Linda Tappa 2016 Roger Williams University School of Law

Trending @ Rwu Law: Linda Tappa's Post: An Amazing Summer: Public Interest Law In Texas 11/01/2016, Linda Tappa

Law School Blogs

No abstract provided.


Vol. 51, No. 10 (October 31, 2016), 2016 Maurer School of Law: Indiana University

Vol. 51, No. 10 (October 31, 2016)

Indiana Law Annotated

No abstract provided.


Limited License Legal Technicians: Non-Lawyers Get Access To The Legal Profession, But Clients Won’T Get Access To Justice, Julian Aprile 2016 Seattle University School of Law

Limited License Legal Technicians: Non-Lawyers Get Access To The Legal Profession, But Clients Won’T Get Access To Justice, Julian Aprile

Seattle University Law Review

Washington Limited License Legal Technicians (LLLTs) are non-lawyers who will supposedly help to close “the wide and ever-growing gap in necessary legal and law related services for low and moderate income persons.” However, LLLTs will not close the access to justice gap because “[t]here are no protections . . . to ensure that legal technicians will actually provide services to the poor, as opposed to selling their services to those who can most afford them,” and LLLTs are “not going to have the competency to actually do for the poor what needs to be done.”

Additionally, the modifications of the Washington Rules ...


Vol. 51, No. 09 (October 24, 2016), 2016 Maurer School of Law: Indiana University

Vol. 51, No. 09 (October 24, 2016)

Indiana Law Annotated

No abstract provided.


Trending @ Rwu Law: Dean Yelnosky's Post: "Getting Proximate": October 22, 2016, Michael Yelnosky 2016 Roger Williams University School of Law

Trending @ Rwu Law: Dean Yelnosky's Post: "Getting Proximate": October 22, 2016, Michael Yelnosky

Law School Blogs

No abstract provided.


Le Role Du Juriste Parlementaire En Afrique - L'Expérience Béninoise, Julien Coomlan Hounkpe 2016 University of Abomey Calavi, Benin

Le Role Du Juriste Parlementaire En Afrique - L'Expérience Béninoise, Julien Coomlan Hounkpe

Julien C. Hounkpe

Communication au 2ème Colloque des Conseillers Juridiques au sein des Parlements en Afrique


Using Grit And Growth Mindset To Foster Resilience And Professionalism In Law Students And Attorneys, Carolyn Broering-Jacobs 2016 Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University

Using Grit And Growth Mindset To Foster Resilience And Professionalism In Law Students And Attorneys, Carolyn Broering-Jacobs

Law Faculty Presentations and Testimony

The presentation introduced current research showing correlation between grit, growth mindset, and success in varied disciplines, then suggested several means for improving grit. Attendees discussed several problems that a young lawyer might experience and considered how grit and growth mindset might affect the lawyer's response to the problem.


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