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1990

Legal ethics

St. Mary's University

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Celluloid Legal Ethics: Discipline Redux (Video Review), Vincent R. Johnson Jan 1990

Celluloid Legal Ethics: Discipline Redux (Video Review), Vincent R. Johnson

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A recent addition to the field of video legal ethics is The Rest of the Story: Interviews with Two Disciplined Attorneys. Produced by Gerald Sternberg and Dyann Hafner, the film focuses on two attorneys who have been through the disciplinary process, covering how these attorneys got into trouble, what the disciplinary authorities did, and what advice the attorneys would give to other lawyers.

As an exercise in legal ethics “storytelling,” The Rest of the Story is a partial success. The second attorney on the film—who was disciplined for alcohol-related neglect of post-conviction criminal representation—is animated, engaging, and believable. He is …


On The Transformation Of The Legal Profession: The Advent Of Temporary Lawyering, Vincent R. Johnson, Virginia Coyle Jan 1990

On The Transformation Of The Legal Profession: The Advent Of Temporary Lawyering, Vincent R. Johnson, Virginia Coyle

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The structure of the legal profession and the nature of law practice have changed dramatically during the past quarter of a century. Indeed, the transformation has been so thorough that it is difficult to say with confidence which of the many developments has had the greatest impact on the culture of law practice. The growth in the number of attorneys and law firms has been exponential; women and minorities comprise increasingly larger percentages of law school graduates, practitioners, and the academic bar; law firms are taking on greater and greater numbers of associates; starting salaries in major firms now approach …