For years, calls for ethics reform have seemed quixotic, tilting at an entrenched and protectionist authorized establishment that showed little interest in changing the principles. But an ever-worsening access-to-justice disaster is forcing the occupation’s hand. Then got here information that a second state, Utah, would license non-legal professionals to practice law in limited circumstances, similar to thelimited license legal technician (LLLT) programpioneered by Washington state. And whilst Casetext and Lexis sparred, Fastcase and Casemaker continued their longstanding competitors for the bar-affiliation market.
The Classical republican concept of “civil society” dates back to Hobbes and Locke. Once accredited, a lawyer will usually work in a law firm, in a chambers as a sole practitioner, in a authorities post or in a non-public corporation as an inner counsel.
Attention has also been given to evolving norms addressing lawyer and decide use and abuse of social media, tweeting, Facebook and running a blog … Read More