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Laurel S. Terry

Transnational Law

Legal ethics

2008

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The Future Regulation Of The Legal Profession: The Impact Of Treating The Legal Profession As 'Service Providers', Laurel S. Terry Dec 2007

The Future Regulation Of The Legal Profession: The Impact Of Treating The Legal Profession As 'Service Providers', Laurel S. Terry

Laurel S. Terry

In the past fifty years, one has heard debates about whether law is a business, a profession, or both, what these terms mean and whether it matters. Regardless of what one thinks about these debates, there is a new paradigm that must be added to the mix, which is the paradigm of lawyers as "service providers." In the "service providers" paradigm, the legal profession is not viewed as a separate, unique profession entitled to its own individual regulations, but is included in a broader group of "service providers," all of whom can be regulated together. This new paradigm represents a …