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Linda H Morton

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Finding A Suitable Lawyer: Why Consumers Can't Always Get What They Want And What The Legal Profession Should Do About It, Linda Morton Feb 2015

Finding A Suitable Lawyer: Why Consumers Can't Always Get What They Want And What The Legal Profession Should Do About It, Linda Morton

Linda H Morton

This article criticizes the inadequacy of information available to consumers seeking an attorney compatible with their needs. The article describes why such inadequacy exists – in part because the legal profession distribute information to consumers through the narrow lens of attorney self-regulation rather than through the broader lens of consumer need. Yet, in striving to maintain their autonomy, lawyers have only perpetuated the enormous gap between information the public would like to have and that which they actually receive. The article explores sources of information consumers have access to, why such sources are so limited, and finally, how the problem …


Encouraging Physician-Attorney Collaboration Through More Explicit Professional Standards, Linda Morton Jd, Howard Taras Md, Vivian Reznik Md, Mph Feb 2015

Encouraging Physician-Attorney Collaboration Through More Explicit Professional Standards, Linda Morton Jd, Howard Taras Md, Vivian Reznik Md, Mph

Linda H Morton

In this age of multi-layered global problem solving, the skill of working with other disciplines is a necessary tool for any professional. Societal ills can no longer be solved by narrow approaches learned in graduate training but call for interdisciplinary collaboration. Effective collaboration of this nature requires the professions to understand the differences in professional cultures and to bridge the communication gap caused by these differences. Legal and medical training offer useful, but often conflicting, approaches to problem solving, thus, potentially impeding our abilities to understand and communicate with others regarding a shared issue or problem. Though each profession has …


Collaboration And Teamwork (Weinstein/Morton), Linda Morton, Janet Weinstein Dec 2014

Collaboration And Teamwork (Weinstein/Morton), Linda Morton, Janet Weinstein

Linda H Morton

Below are a series of videos that illustrate the importance of teamwork and various stages in the teamwork process. These videos accompany a chapter written by Profs. Janet Weinstein and Linda Morton titled Collaboration and Teamwork in LEARNING FROM PRACTICE: A PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TEXT FOR LEGAL EXTERNS. (Leah Wortham, Susan Brooks, Nancy Maurer, & Alexander Scherr eds., 3rd ed., forthcoming 2015).

The first three videos offer statements by a law firm attorney, a judge, and a non-profit attorney on the important roles teamwork and collaboration play in today’s law practice.

The next three videos, Forming, Norming, and Storming, illustrate the …