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Therapeutic Jurisprudence, Criminal Law Practice, and Relationship-Centered Lawyering


David B. Wexler


University of Puerto Rico - School of Law; University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law

April 14, 2010

Chapman Journal of Criminal Justice, Vol. 2, p. 93, 2011
Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper No 09-29

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This brief essay, prepared for a Chapman law school conference on therapeutic juriprudence and problem-solving courts, suggests that a therapeutic jurisprudence approach to criminal lawyering is consistent with notions of zealous advocacy, and that such an approach to criminal lawyering also fits nicely within an emerging framework of 'relationship-centered' lawyering. Relationship-centered lawyering is consistent with client-centered lawyering in exactly the same way that therapeutic jurisprudence lawyering is consistent with zealous advocacy: both approaches add a rich, interdisciplinary, and holistic ingredient to the traditional approach. Moreover, in the criminal law context, a relationship-centered approach will encourage therapeutic jurisrudence thinking to examine the role of the prosecutor, an area that has thus far not attracted sufficient academic attention. The present essay provides some examples from the prosecutorial arena and urges further development of therapeutic jurisprudence studies along those lines.

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Keywords: therapeutic jurisprudence, relationship-centered lawyering, criminal law, prosecutors

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Date posted: August 17, 2009 ; Last revised: April 17, 2011

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Wexler, David B., Therapeutic Jurisprudence, Criminal Law Practice, and Relationship-Centered Lawyering (April 14, 2010). Chapman Journal of Criminal Justice, Vol. 2, p. 93, 2011; Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper No 09-29. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1456463 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1456463

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