Divorce Lawyers at Work: Varieties of Professionalism in Practice

Divorce Lawyers at Work: Varieties of Professionalism in Practice

by Lynn M. Mather, Richard J. Maiman, Craig A. McEwen
     
 

How do lawyers think about and make the important decisions that constitute the day-to-day practice of law? This book explores that question through an extensive empirical study of lawyers practicing divorce law in New England. The authors emphasize the importance of "collegial control" in shaping lawyers' decisions and identify a variety of

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How do lawyers think about and make the important decisions that constitute the day-to-day practice of law? This book explores that question through an extensive empirical study of lawyers practicing divorce law in New England. The authors emphasize the importance of "collegial control" in shaping lawyers' decisions and identify a variety of "communities of practice" that serve as key agents of that control.
Offering a new understanding of the nature of lawyers' work in divorce law as well as a new perspective on legal professionalism, this book is required reading for scholars, students, and practitioners.

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ISBN-13:
9780195145151
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile:
1470L (what's this?)

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