The Globalized Practice of Law: Part Two - It's a Small World after All: Cultural Competence with Your International Brethren
NYSBA New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer, Fall 2011, Vol. 4, No. 3
4 Pages Posted: 30 Jun 2016
Date Written: 2011
As increasing numbers of New York lawyers represent clients in transnational and cross-border matters, many culturally competent lawyers are cognizant of how the different and sometimes disparate ethical obligations and values held by their colleagues from civil law countries are influencing and, at times, complicating their dispute resolution efforts. This column highlight the differences in legal ethics between those practicing in the civil law system and those practicing in the common law system, each the embodiment of the values and broader culture from which they emanate. The column then offers recommendations about how, give these inherent value differences, an attorney might achieve cultural symmetry with international colleagues and create more effective and responsive dispute resolution options.
Keywords: practicing common law system
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