Divorce Lawyers at Work: Varieties of Professionalism in Practice

Divorce Lawyers at Work: Varieties of Professionalism in Practice

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

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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"

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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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"This book adds significant insights into the body of knowledge about how lawyers are influenced by one another through different communities of legal practice. It will become a classic 'must read' for all students of professionalism and socio-legal scholarship."—Canadian Journal of Law and Society

"An outstanding contribution to our understanding of the effects of context on lawyers' practice."—Buffalo Law Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195349269
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
09/13/2001
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
979,134
File size:
559 KB

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