Lawyers' Ideals/Lawyers' Practices
Transformations in the American Legal Profession
Edited by Robert L. Nelson, David M. Trubek, Rayman L. Solomon
The last two decades have brought unprecedented changes in the practice of law in America. Lawyers have been forced to evaluate self-consciously what they do and why. This collection of eight essays examines the relationship between these changes and the professional ideals of American lawyers. Each paper analyzes how lawyers' ideas about professionalism may help explain the behavior of practicing lawyers and may suggest directions for reform of the profession.