Susan Saab Fortney

Texas A&M University School of Law

Professor

1515 Commerce St.

Fort Worth, TX 76102

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (42)

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

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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
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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
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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
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legal ethics, professional responsibility, law firms, law practice

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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
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limited liability partnership, professional responsibility

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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 184 (182,832)
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empirical research, legal profession

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

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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
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limited liability partnership, legal profession, incorporated law firm

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

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Mandatory Legal Malpractice Insurance: Exposing Lawyers’ Blind Spots

St. Mary's Journal on Legal Malpractice & Ethics, Vol. 9, Forthcoming, Texas A&M University School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 19-09
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 07 Mar 2019 Last Revised: 09 Apr 2019
Susan Saab Fortney
Texas A&M University School of Law
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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
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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 89 (319,814)

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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
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billable hours, firm culture, associate satisfaction

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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
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law firms, general counsel

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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
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risk management, peer review

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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 112 (272,411)
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peer review, law firms

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Legal Ethics, Professional Responsibility, and the Legal Profession (Foreword and Table of Contents)

West Academic Publishing (Hornbook Series), 2018, U of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies Research Paper No. 18-08, Texas A&M University School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 18-18
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 12 Jun 2018 Last Revised: 14 Aug 2018
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota), Texas A&M University School of Law, Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington, University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota), Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Saint Mary's University of San Antonio, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, University of Denver College of Law and Drake University - Law School
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legal ethics, professional responsibility, legal profession, judicial ethics, lawyer ethics, legal malpractice, ethics

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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
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billable hours, ethics

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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
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comparative legal ethics, legal ethics

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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
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law school admissions, criminal background checks

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
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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
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professional responsibility,ethics,law practice

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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
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law firms, attorney work-life, billable hours

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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
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Professional Responsibility, Legal Ethics, Lawyer Discipline

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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
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legal malpractice, law firms, conflict of interest

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

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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
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legal malpractice, torts, dispute resolution, legal profession

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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
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limited liability law firm, partnership, law firm

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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
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peer review, law firms, partners

27.

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
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legal malpractice insurance

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Online Legal Document Providers and the Public Interest: Using a Certification Approach to Balance Access to Justice and Public Protection

Oklahoma Law Review, Vol. 72, Forthcoming, Texas A&M University School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 19-17
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 08 Apr 2019 Last Revised: 12 Jun 2019
Susan Saab Fortney
Texas A&M University School of Law
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automated legal documentation, online legal service providers, third-party certification, private governance, regulation of the legal profession, access to legal services, legal information providers, consumer protection

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

30.

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
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legal ethics

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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
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prenatal drug abuse, intervention, health law

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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
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Sarbanes-Oxley, corporate counsel, law firms

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Preventing Sexual Harassment and Misconduct in Higher Education: How Lawyers Should Assist Universities in Fortifying Ethical Infrastructure

Minnesota Law Review Headnotes, Forthcoming, Texas A&M University School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 18-61
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 27 Nov 2018 Last Revised: 28 Nov 2018
Susan Saab Fortney
Texas A&M University School of Law
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sexual harassment and misconduct, ethical infrastructure, organizational culture, Title X, self-assessment, university administration

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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
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legal malpractice, limited liability

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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
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lateral hires, insurance

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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
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ethics, ostrich tendency, billable hours

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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
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legal malpractice, limited liability

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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
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depository institutions, bank counsel, director advisement

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Assigned Counsel Mentoring Programs: Results and Lessons from Two Pilot Projects

National Legal Aid and Defender Association, 2019, Texas A&M University School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 19-69
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 26 Nov 2019 Last Revised: 29 Jan 2020
Susan Saab Fortney
Texas A&M University School of Law
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Indigent Defense, Criminal Representation, Appointed Counsel, Criminal Defense Attorneys, Appointed Counsel, Mentoring Programs, Quality of Representation

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Keeping Lawyers' Houses Clean: Global Innovations to Advance Public Protection and the Integrity of the Legal Profession

Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, Vol. 33, pp. 891-930, 2020, Texas A&M University School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 20-26
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 21 Oct 2020
Susan Saab Fortney
Texas A&M University School of Law
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proactive management, public protection, sexual harassment, legal profession, law firm, attorney discipline, attorney regulation, legal malpractice, remedies, client complaint

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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

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legal ethics, law firms, professional responsibility

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Report to the Wisconsin Office of Lawyer Regulation: Analysis of Grievances Filed in Criminal and Family Matters from 2013-2016

Wisconsin Office of Lawyer Regulation, 2020
Number of pages: 35
Susan Saab Fortney and Leslie C. Levin
Texas A&M University School of Law and University of Connecticut School of Law
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Lawyer Discipline, Complaints, Disciplinary Charges, Family Lawyers, Criminal Defense Lawyers, Deterrence, Recidivism, Lawyer Ethics, Legal Ethics, Consumer Protection, Public Protection

Other Papers (5)

Total Downloads: 22
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
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legal ethics, professional responsibility, lawyer discipline

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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
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legal ethics, lawyer conduct, professional responsibility

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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
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monroe freedman, memorial

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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
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professional responsibility, disability, legal ethics

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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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