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Jonathan KirschRhode brings a lively style to a subject that is more typically covered in a drone of rhetoric and legalese....Looking at the problem from within the legal profession, she displays an intimacy and a measure of compassion that are unusual in what is otherwise a sober study of institutional reform. At the same time, however, she calls on lawyers to look within themselves for the solutions to both the public-relations problem they have created for themselves and the larger institutional crisis in which they are caught up....A good many burned-out and stressed-out lawyers will find In the Interests of Justice to be inspiring and invigorating, if only because it appeals to the idealism that attracted at least some of us to the practice of law in the first place. Rhode concedes the difficulty of convincing the legal profession "that there is a there beyond the ceremonial rhetoric of professionalism campaigns," but it's refreshing to read a book about lawyers that ponders "the profession's moral universe" without a sarcastic smirk.
— Washington Post