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The trouble with lawyers, Deborah L. Rhode

Label
The trouble with lawyers
Title
The trouble with lawyers
Statement of responsibility
Deborah L. Rhode
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"By any measure, the law as a profession is in serious trouble. Americans' trust in lawyers is at a low, and many members of the profession wish they had chosen a different path. Law schools, with their endlessly rising tuitions, are churning out too many graduates for the jobs available. Yet despite the glut of lawyers, the United States ranks sixty-seventh (tied with Uganda) of 97 countries in access to justice and affordability of legal services. The upper echelons of the legal establishment remain heavily white and male. Most problematic of all, the professional organizations that could help remedy these concerns instead jealously protect their prerogatives, stifling necessary innovation and failing to hold practitioners accountable. Deborah Rhode's The Trouble with Lawyers is a comprehensive account of the challenges facing the American bar. She examines how the problems have affected (and originated within) law schools, firms, and governance institutions like bar associations; the impact on the justice system and access to lawyers for the poor; and the profession's underlying difficulties with diversity. She uncovers the structural problems, from the tyranny of law school rankings and billable hours to the lack of accountability and innovation built into legal governance-all of which do a disservice to lawyers, their clients, and the public. The Trouble with Lawyers is a clear call to fix a profession that has gone badly off the rails, and a source of innovative responses"--Book jacket/publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rhode, Deborah L
Dewey number
347.73/504
Index
index present
LC call number
KF297
LC item number
.R484 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Practice of law
  • Legal ethics
  • Lawyers
  • Attorney and client
  • Attorney and client
  • Lawyers
  • Legal ethics
  • Practice of law
  • United States
Label
The trouble with lawyers, Deborah L. Rhode
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-223) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction
  • The conditions of practice
  • Access to justice
  • Diversity in the profession
  • Regulation of the profession
  • Legal education
  • Conclusion
Control code
ocn891001699
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 234 pages
Isbn
9780190217228
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014037607
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
99966140276
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o891001699
  • (OCoLC)891001699
Label
The trouble with lawyers, Deborah L. Rhode
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-223) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction
  • The conditions of practice
  • Access to justice
  • Diversity in the profession
  • Regulation of the profession
  • Legal education
  • Conclusion
Control code
ocn891001699
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 234 pages
Isbn
9780190217228
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014037607
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
99966140276
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o891001699
  • (OCoLC)891001699

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