Raise the Bar: Real World Solutions for a Troubled Profession

Raise the Bar: Real World Solutions for a Troubled Profession


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590318799
Publisher: American Bar Association
Publication date: 01/25/2008
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.11(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword     vii
About the Editor     xi
Introduction     xiii
The Billable Hour     1
Our Gilded Cage   Scott Turow     3
End Billable Hour Goals...Now   Lawrence J. Fox     15
The Law Firm     31
A Pig in a Poke? The Uncertain Advantages of Very Large and Highly Leveraged Law Firms in America   Michael H. Trotter     33
Organizational Perspectives on Raising the Bar: Five Tentative Solutions   Robert L. Nelson     53
Law Firms as Great Places to Work   Dr. Scott Cawood     69
Being Honest     85
A View from Outside the Law Firms   Bruce D. Collins     87
The Death of Partnership: Can We End the Trend?   Lawrence J. Fox     103
The Work     111
A New Path to Excellence: Balanced Hours 101   Cynthia Thomas Calvert   Natalie M. Hiott-Levine     113
Solving the Legal World's Problems: A Sole Practitioner's Perspective   Roland Baggott     137
Associates and Mentoring     165
Mentoring: Alive and Well?   Louise A. LaMothe     167
There's No Turning Back: Five Practical Ways to Motivate the New Breed of Associates   CokeMorgan Stewart     183
Developing Young Lawyers   Dean Zipser     199
Serving the Wider World     215
Pro Bono: More Than a Professional Responsibility   Joanne Martin   Stephen Daniels     217
Let's Start a Ripple: Building Diversity in the Legal Profession   Kay H. Hodge     237
Should We Mandate Doing Well by Doing Good?   Lawrence J. Fox     251
The Statesman Lawyer: An Oxymoron?   Robert N. Sayler     257
Service to the Bar   Robert Grey, Jr.     265
Valediction     271
The City Upon the Hill   Michael E. Tigar     273
Index     291

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