Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Scholars Say Civic-Minded Approach Makes For Better Attorneys

Law360 reports here: "The notion of a lawyer being an amoral 'hired gun' needs to be set aside, according to a Monday report by legal scholars, and more focus should be placed on a lawyer’s role as 'civic teacher,' which will in turn enhance their work for public good as well as their business.
Image result for paladin have gun will travel In “Being Good Lawyers: A Relational Approach to Law Practice,” a paper written by Eli Wald, a law professor at the University of Denver, and Russell G. Pearce, a law professor at Fordham University, the attorneys define a law practice as one that should not be seen as merely a business or profession, but one that is inextricable from public service.