Lawyer, Know Thyself: A Psychological Analysis of Personality Strengths and Weaknesses

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Daicoff (Florida Coastal School of Law) practiced corporate, tax, and securities law for some five years before becoming a law professor in 1995, and also holds a master's degree in clinical psychology. She examines the lawyer personality and how lawyers differ from other people; the current lack of professionalism and respect in the profession and what has led to it; why--despite professional success--there is a relatively high level of dissatisfaction, depression, and substance abuse among lawyers; and the possibilities for a new model of humanistic, satisfying lawyering in the future. For lawyers, law students, and others in the legal professions. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591470960
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Series: Law and Public Policy Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 215
  • Product dimensions: 7.24 (w) x 10.28 (h) x 0.88 (d)

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Lawyer, Know Thyself explores what some consider to be a three-part crisis in the legal profession. Despite the many perks of being a lawyer - among them intellectual challenge, social status, and high salaries - job dissatisfaction, poor mental health, and substance abuse are surprisingly common among lawyers. In addition, the public arguably has less respect for attorneys than for any other professional group. Finally, there seems to be a crisis of professionalism among lawyers, as borne out by frequent complaints of incivility, combative litigation, and ethically questionable conduct.
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