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An Introduction to the American Legal Profession in the Year 2000

By Gerard J. Clark


The American legal profession of the year 2000 is so large and so diverse, that it is difficult to describe; like American business, it takes on an almost infinite variety of forms and structures. This piece shall first attempt to describe the profession by looking at a variety of practice settings in the first section. Then it will investigate economics of the profession including fees and salaries. Next it will discuss a number of institutional issues including interstate practice, multi-disciplinary practice and the role of bar associations. Finally it will ask about the future of the profession

Topics: Legal Profession, Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility
Publisher: NELLCO Legal Scholarship Repository
Year: 2000
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