Profit and the Practice of Law: What's Happened to the Legal Profession (Paperback)

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"Profit and the Practice of Law – What's happened to the Legal Profession" has emerged as the definitive work on growth and change in the major business practice law firms in America between 1960 and 1995. It explains why and how America's major fir...

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"Profit and the Practice of Law – What's happened to the Legal Profession" has emerged as the definitive work on growth and change in the major business practice law firms in America between 1960 and 1995. It explains why and how America's major firms were transformed, and how the transformation has affected the lawyers in those firms, their clients, and the lawyers working in-house for such clients. The changes that occurred in the United States have also occurred in other countries around the world as widely diverse as the United Kingdom and Taiwan. The book has been widely praised by prominent lawyers, bar association leaders, law firm consultants and legal scholars. It's also readable by and entertaining to lay readers.

The book considers many of the problems with the delivery of legal services faced by clients, corporate counsel, and private practice lawyers and law firms and suggests solutions to them. The problems that existed in the mid-1990s are still with us today and some are even worse now than then. The remedies suggested remain relevant.

Young people considering a career in the law as well as career counselors and advisors will find valuable advice concerning the prospects for a satisfying and profitable career as a lawyer and the skills required to achieve success. New lawyers will acquire insights into the obstacle courses they face and how they can be traversed. Older lawyers will gain a better understanding of the dynamics they need to master in order to achieve success in their careers, and retired lawyers will find a structure to support their analysis and understanding of their own careers as practicing lawyers. Corporate counsel will learn about the origins of corporate law departments and the challenges they face.

"Profit and the Practice of Law" will also be of interest to business executives interested in containing their legal costs and anyone interested in the life of lawyers in the major American firms or the role ...

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ISBN 9781468057782
Genre LAW / Legal Profession
Format Paperback
Pages 232
Publisher Date 2012-04-09 00:00:00.0
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
Copyright Year 2012
Height 9.0 in
Wdth 6.0 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 0.95 lb
Language English
Subtitle What's Happened to the Legal Profession
Audience College/higher education
Authors Trotter, Michael H.

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