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Published: 04 December 2008

584 Pages

ISBN: 9780195374230

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Lawyers in the Dock

Learning from Attorney Disciplinary Procedings

Richard L Abel

  • Provides badly needed data and interpretation concerning the current state of legal ethics and disciplinary processes.
  • Pays close attention to the sociological and structural causes of systemic moral failure and is conversant with virtually all of the attendant theoretical literature.
  • Argues that, even though the ABA wants the federal government to criminalize lay advice in many areas of the law, much advice is currently provided by laypersons but billed by lawyers, who then pocket the surplus value.
  • Importance of this book is underscored by the foreword written by Sandra Day O'Connor