How to Make Rules for Lawyers: The Professional Responsibility of the Legal Profession

59 Pages Posted: 22 Feb 2013 Last revised: 24 Mar 2013

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Stephen Gillers

New York University School of Law

Date Written: November 15, 2012

Abstract

Using diverse lawyer regulatory issues that have arisen in the ABA, courts, and other venues across the last forty years, this Article examines in detail the methodology and styles of argumentation that lawyers use to support or defeat change. Regulatory issues addressed include non-lawyer ownership of law firms, fee-sharing with non-lawyers, collaborative law, and a requirement that fee agreements with clients be in writing, Recommendations for improvement in the process of rule making are offered.

Keywords: Lawyers, legal ethics, collaborative law, non-lawyer ownership of law firms, fee-sharing with non-lawyers, cross-border practice, legal fees, advertising

Suggested Citation

Gillers, Stephen, How to Make Rules for Lawyers: The Professional Responsibility of the Legal Profession (November 15, 2012). Pepperdine Law Review, Vol. 40, p. 365, 2013; NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 13-11. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2218540

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