Susan Saab Fortney

Texas A&M University School of Law

Professor

1515 Commerce St.

Fort Worth, TX 76102

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

35

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Scholarly Papers (35)

1.

Adopting Law Firm Management Systems to Survive and Thrive: A Study of the Australian Approach to Management-Based Regulation

St. Thomas Law Review, Forthcoming, Hofstra Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-02
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 23 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 05 May 2015
Susan Saab Fortney and Tahlia Ruth Gordon
Texas A&M University School of Law and NSW Office of the Legal Services Commissioner
Downloads 280 (50,627)

Abstract:

law firms, lawyer regulation, limited liability law firms, risk management, self-assessment, ethical infrastructure, management-based objective, incorporated law firms

2.

Soul for Sale: An Empirical Study of Associate Satisfaction, Law Firm Culture, and the Effects of Billable Hour Requirements

University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Review, Vol. 69, No. 2, 2000
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 16 Nov 2009
Susan Saab Fortney
Texas A&M University School of Law
Downloads 263 (69,122)
Citation 5

Abstract:

billable hours, firm culture, work alternatives

The Role of Ethics Audits in Improving Management Systems and Practices: An Empirical Examination of Management-Based Regulation of Law Firms

St. Mary's Law Journal Symposium on Legal Ethics and Malpractice. 2014, Hofstra Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-01
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 08 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 05 May 2015
Susan Saab Fortney
Texas A&M University School of Law
Downloads 209 (115,953)

Abstract:

management-bsed regulation, ethical infrastructure, ethics audits, lawyer regulation, law firm governance, self-assessment

The Role of Ethics Audits in Improving Management Systems and Practices: An Empirical Examination of Management-Based Regulation of Law Firms

St. Mary's Journal on Legal Malpractice and Ethics, Vol. 4, p. 112 (2014)
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 15 Sep 2015
Susan Saab Fortney
Texas A&M University School of Law
Downloads 24 (421,660)

Abstract:

legal ethics, professional responsibility, law firms, law practice

4.

Taking Empirical Research Seriously

Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, Vol. 22, 2009, Texas Tech Law School Research Paper No. 2009-05
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 03 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 29 Nov 2009
Susan Saab Fortney
Texas A&M University School of Law
Downloads 167 (138,697)

Abstract:

empirical research, legal profession

5.

Professional Responsibility and Liability Issues Related to Limited Liability Law Partnerships

South Texas Law Review, Vol. 39, No. 2, 1998
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 22 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2009
Susan Saab Fortney
Texas A&M University School of Law
Downloads 160 (129,099)
Citation 1

Abstract:

limited liability partnership, professional responsibility

6.

Leaks, Lies, and the Moonlight: Fiduciary Duties of Associates to Their Law Firms

St. Mary's Law Journal, Vol. 41, No. 4, Texas Tech Law School Research Paper No. 2010-17
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 16 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 24 Jul 2010
Susan Saab Fortney
Texas A&M University School of Law
Downloads 155 (142,317)

Abstract:

law firm, associate culture, fiduciary duty, confidentiality, electronic communications, business entities

7.

Tales of Two Regimes for Regulating Limited Liability Law Firms in the U.S. and Australia: Client Protection and Risk Management Lessons

Legal Ethics, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 230-40, 2009, Texas Tech Law School Research Paper No. 2010-15
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 30 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 12 May 2010
Susan Saab Fortney
Texas A&M University School of Law
Downloads 155 (143,819)

Abstract:

limited liability partnership, legal profession, incorporated law firm

8.

Law Firm General Counsel as Sherpa: Challenges Facing the In-Firm Lawyer’s Lawyer

Kansas Law Review, Vol. 53, No. 4, 2005
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 16 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2009
Susan Saab Fortney
Texas A&M University School of Law
Downloads 109 (193,674)

Abstract:

law firms, general counsel

An Empirical Study of Associate Satisfaction, Law Firm Culture, and the Effects of Billable Hour Requirements

Texas Bar Journal, December 2001
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 19 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2009
Susan Saab Fortney
Texas A&M University School of Law
Downloads 59 (295,743)
Citation 4

Abstract:

billable hours, firm culture, associate satisfaction

An Empirical Study of Associate Satisfaction, Law Firm Culture, and the Effects of Billable Hour Requirements

Texas Bar Journal, January 2002
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 21 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2009
Susan Saab Fortney
Texas A&M University School of Law
Downloads 46 (332,872)
Citation 4

Abstract:

billable hours, firm culture, associate satisfaction

10.

Law Firm Risk Management and Peer Review

Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report, Vol. 51, No. 2, 1997
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 22 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2009
Susan Saab Fortney
Texas A&M University School of Law
Downloads 97 (208,251)

Abstract:

risk management, peer review

11.

Lawyers in Practice: Ethical Decision Making in Context: A Mirror and Window for Understanding Ethics of Law Practice

Legal Ethics (2013), Hofstra Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-02
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 09 Jan 2014
Susan Saab Fortney
Texas A&M University School of Law
Downloads 92 (179,598)

Abstract:

empirical research, law practice, ethical decisionmaking, communities of practice, organizational controls, environmental influences

12.

Am I My Partner’s Keeper? Peer Review in Law Firms

University of Colorado Law Review, Vol. 66, No. 2, 1995
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 19 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2009
Susan Saab Fortney
Texas A&M University School of Law
Downloads 88 (219,959)

Abstract:

peer review, law firms

13.

Is it Educational Malpractice Not to Teach Comparative Legal Ethics?

Juridikum, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2001
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 22 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 13 Dec 2012
Susan Saab Fortney
Texas A&M University School of Law
Downloads 85 (231,150)

Abstract:

comparative legal ethics, legal ethics

14.

I Don’t Have Time to Be Ethical: Addressing the Effects of Billable Hour Pressure

Idaho Law Review, Vol. 39, No. 2, 2003
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 16 Nov 2009
Susan Saab Fortney
Texas A&M University School of Law
Downloads 84 (232,776)

Abstract:

billable hours, ethics

15.

Law as a Profession: Examining the Role of Accountability

Fordham Urban Law Journal, Vol. 40, No. 1, 2012, Hofstra Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-19
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 21 Aug 2012
Susan Saab Fortney
Texas A&M University School of Law
Downloads 81 (201,380)

Abstract:

Foreword - Systematically Thinking About Law Firm Ethics: Conference on the Ethical Infrastructure and Culture of Law Firms

Hofstra Law Review, 2013, Hofstra Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-03
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 07 Jan 2014
Susan Saab Fortney
Texas A&M University School of Law
Downloads 49 (323,685)

Abstract:

empirical research, law practice, ethical decisionmaking, communities of practice, organizational controls, environmental influences

Foreword: Systematically Thinking About Law Firm Ethics: Conference on the Ethical Infrastructure and Culture of Law Firms

Hofstra Law Review, Vol. 42, 2013, p. 1
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 17 Sep 2015
Susan Saab Fortney
Texas A&M University School of Law
Downloads 21 (438,322)

Abstract:

professional responsibility,ethics,law practice

17.

High Drama and Hindsight: The LLP Shield, Post-Anderson

Business Law Today, January-February 2003
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 14 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2009
Susan Saab Fortney
Texas A&M University School of Law
Downloads 65 (269,021)

Abstract:

Limited Liability Partnership, LLP, legal malpractice insurance, law firms

18.

Fortifying a Law Firm's Ethical Infrastructure: Avoiding Legal Malpractice Claims Based on Conflicts of Interest

St. Mary's Law Journal, Vol. 33, No. 4, 2002
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 19 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2009
Susan Saab Fortney and Jett Hanna
Texas A&M University School of Law and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 58 (269,021)

Abstract:

legal malpractice, law firms, conflict of interest

19.

Seeking Shelter in the Minefield of Unintended Consequences – The Traps of Limited Liability Law Firms

Washington and Lee Law Review, Vol. 54, No. 2, 1997
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 16 Nov 2009
Susan Saab Fortney
Texas A&M University School of Law
Downloads 55 (284,823)

Abstract:

limited liability law firm, partnership, law firm

20.

Legal Malpractice Insurance: Surviving the Perfect Storm

Journal of the Legal Profession, Vol. 28, p. 41, 2004
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 14 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2009
Susan Saab Fortney
Texas A&M University School of Law
Downloads 53 (289,436)
Citation 2

Abstract:

legal malpractice insurance

21.

Law Student Admissions and Ethics − Rethinking Character and Fitness Inquiries

South Texas Law Review, Vol. 45, No. 4, 2004
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 14 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 13 Dec 2012
Susan Saab Fortney
Texas A&M University School of Law
Downloads 50 (273,329)

Abstract:

law school admissions, criminal background checks

22.

The Billable Hours Derby: Empirical Data on the Problems and Pressure Points

Fordham Urban Law Journal, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2005
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 16 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2009
Susan Saab Fortney
Texas A&M University School of Law
Downloads 48 (284,823)

Abstract:

law firms, attorney work-life, billable hours

23.

Challenges and Guidance for Lawyering in a Global Legal Community

St. Mary's Law Journal, Vol. 38, No. 4, p. 849, 2007
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 16 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2009
Susan Saab Fortney
Texas A&M University School of Law
Downloads 40 (327,097)

Abstract:

legal ethics

24.

Are Law Firm Partners Islands Unto Themselves? An Empirical Study of Law Firm Peer Review and Culture

Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, Vol. 10, No. 2, 1996
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 08 Dec 2009
Susan Saab Fortney
Texas A&M University School of Law
Downloads 39 (294,282)
Citation 1

Abstract:

peer review, law firms, partners

25.

Chicken Little Lives: The Anticipated and Actual Effect of Sarbanes-Oxley on Corporate Lawyers' Conduct

Capital University Law Review, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2004
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 14 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2009
Susan Saab Fortney
Texas A&M University School of Law
Downloads 36 (345,710)

Abstract:

Sarbanes-Oxley, corporate counsel, law firms

26.

A Jurisprudential Analysis of Government Intervention and Prenatal Drug Abuse

Journal of Law and Health, Vol. 17, No. 1, 2002/2003
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 13 Nov 2009
Susan Saab Fortney
Texas A&M University School of Law
Downloads 30 (362,903)

Abstract:

prenatal drug abuse, intervention, health law

27.

Ethics Counsel’s Role in Combating the 'Ostrich' Tendency

Professional Lawyer, Symposium Issue, pp. 131-148, 2002
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 12 Nov 2009
Susan Saab Fortney
Texas A&M University School of Law
Downloads 23 (390,514)

Abstract:

ethics, ostrich tendency, billable hours

28.

Insurance Issues Related to Lateral Hire Musical Chairs

Professional Lawyer, Symposium Issue, pp. 65-79, 2000
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 12 Nov 2009
Susan Saab Fortney
Texas A&M University School of Law
Downloads 19 (377,843)

Abstract:

lateral hires, insurance

29.

OTS vs. The Bar: Must Attorneys Advise Directors that the Directors Owe a Duty to the Depository Fund?

Annual Review of Banking Law, Vol. 12, 1993
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 22 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2009
Susan Saab Fortney
Texas A&M University School of Law
Downloads 17 (419,117)

Abstract:

depository institutions, bank counsel, director advisement

30.

Promoting Public Protection Through an 'Attorney Integrity' System: Lessons from the Australian Experience with Proactive Regulation of Lawyers

The Professional Lawyer, Vol. 23, No. 1, 2015
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 28 Jan 2017
Susan Saab Fortney
Texas A&M University School of Law
Downloads 0 (499,422)

Abstract:

Proactive regulation, lawyers, attorney, ethics, United States, Australia, professional responsibility, conduct, complaints, public protection, empirical studies, firm, disciplinary, management based, proactive, integrity, misconduct, regulator

31.

Legal Malpractice, a Tort in Search of a Remedy: Prying Open the Courthouse Doors for Legal Malpractice Victims

Fordham Law Review, Forthcoming, Texas A&M University School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-62
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 24 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 06 Dec 2016
Susan Saab Fortney
Texas A&M University School of Law
Downloads 0 (342,518)

Abstract:

legal malpractice, torts, dispute resolution, legal profession

32.

Back to the Future: Designing and Improving a System of Proactive Management-Based Regulation to Help Lawyers and Protect the Public

Journal of the Professional Lawyer, American Bar Association, 2016, Forthcoming, Texas A&M University School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-19
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 24 Jul 2016 Last Revised: 03 Sep 2016
Susan Saab Fortney
Texas A&M University School of Law
Downloads 0 (414,081)

Abstract:

Professional Responsibility, Legal Ethics, Lawyer Discipline

33.

Understanding and Securing the LLP Shield in New York - Part Two

New York Legal Ethics Reporter (August 3, 2015)
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 24 Jul 2016
Susan Saab Fortney
Texas A&M University School of Law
Downloads 0 (465,162)

Abstract:

legal malpractice, limited liability

34.

Understanding and Securing the LLP Shield in New York - Part One

New York Legal Ethics Reporter (June 2, 2015)
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 20 Dec 2015
Goldy Gluzman and Susan Saab Fortney
Independent and Texas A&M University School of Law
Downloads 0 (434,556)

Abstract:

legal malpractice, limited liability

35.

Preventing Legal Malpractice and Disciplinary Complaints: Ethics Audits as a Risk-Management Tool

Business Law Today, Vol. 2015, Issue 3 (March 2015), pp.1-2
Posted: 15 Sep 2015
Susan Saab Fortney
Texas A&M University School of Law

Abstract:

legal ethics, law firms, professional responsibility

Other Papers (5)

Total Downloads: 14    Citations: 0
1.

Patterns and Problems in Professional Discipline Cases

Jotwell (March 7, 2014), 15 Legal Ethics 357 (2012)
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 20 Dec 2015
Susan Saab Fortney
Texas A&M University School of Law
Downloads 0

Abstract:

legal ethics, professional responsibility, lawyer discipline

2.

Trust in the World of the Global Lawyer

Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, Vol. 25, No. 165, 2012, Jotwell, September 26, 2011
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 20 Dec 2015
Susan Saab Fortney
Texas A&M University School of Law
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Abstract:

3.

Beyond Diversity Rhetoric: Understanding the Link between Professional Responsibility and Reasonable Accommodations for Lawyers with Disabilities

Jotwell (January 28, 2015), UC Davis Law Review, Vol. 47, No. 1753, 2014
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 20 Dec 2015
Susan Saab Fortney
Texas A&M University School of Law
Downloads 0

Abstract:

professional responsibility, disability, legal ethics

4.

Assessing How Lawyers Keep Their Own Houses Clean: Baseline Report on Outcomes-Focused Regulation

Susan Fortney, Assessing How Lawyers Keep Their Own Houses Clean: Baseline Report on Outcomes-Focused Regulation, JOTWELL (February 15, 2013) (reviewing Legal Services Board, Market Impacts of the Legal Services Act of 2007 – Baseline Report (Final) 2012 (2012)),
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 20 Dec 2015
Susan Saab Fortney
Texas A&M University School of Law
Downloads 0

Abstract:

legal ethics, lawyer conduct, professional responsibility

5.

Monroe Freedman: Servant Leader, Bridge Builder

The Professional Lawyer, Volume 23, Number 2, 2015
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 20 Dec 2015
Susan Saab Fortney
Texas A&M University School of Law
Downloads 0

Abstract:

monroe freedman, memorial