Is Meaningful Regulation of Lawyers in Multidisciplinary Firms Possible?

William Mitchell Magazine, Vol. 18, No. 1, 2000

William Mitchell Legal Studies Research

2 Pages Posted: 24 Mar 2010

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Denise Roy

Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Date Written: Spring 2000

Abstract

If the legal profession embraces multidisciplinary practice (MDP) and allows fee-sharing with nonlawyers, there is a risk that its values, independence, and professionalism will fall prey to market pressures and control by outsiders. On the other hand, rejecting MDP means risking losing business to the multidisciplinary firms already established. The question is whether there is a compromise that provides meaningful regulation of lawyers practicing in multidisciplinary firms.

Keywords: multidisciplinary practice, fee sharing, legal ethics, regulation of attorneys

Suggested Citation

Roy, Denise, Is Meaningful Regulation of Lawyers in Multidisciplinary Firms Possible? (Spring 2000). William Mitchell Magazine, Vol. 18, No. 1, 2000, William Mitchell Legal Studies Research, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1574318

Denise Roy (Contact Author)

Mitchell Hamline School of Law ( email )

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St. Paul, MN 55105-3076
United States

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