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There are 10 items matching keyword legal profession:
- Reconfiguring the Market for Advocacy Services: A Case Study of London and Four Fields of Practice (with R. Abbey, A. Ash, A. Boon, E. Skordaki, A. Whyte)
Published: TBA, 1996
Summary: Document not yet available.
File size: , pp
fields of practice
- The Legal Profession in the United States, 3rd ed
Published: TBA, 1985
Summary: A historical and sociological overview of the American legal profession. Contains an annotated bibliography.
File size: 904 Kb, 45pp
- Barristers' Clerks - The Law's Middlemen
Published: Book, 1983
Summary: A full-length ethnograpic study of the roles of barristers' clerks in relation to barristers, solicitors, and the courts. It shows how their role is crucial to the functioning of the legal system.
File size: 8.45 Mb, 168pp
- Law Firms
Published: Encyclopedia of Law and Society: American and Global Perspectives, 2007
Summary: A brief social history of the development of the modern law firm, large and small.
File size: 100 Kb, 9pp
- Trials of Strength: The Reconfiguration of Litigation as a Contested Terrain (with A. Boon)
Published: Law and Society Review, 1999
Summary: A market for litigation for solicitor-advocates in competition with barristers was introduced by the British government. The take-up by solicitors of these new rights of audience in the higher courts was less than expected. This paper examines four fields of practice - corporate, criminal defence, personal injury, and immigration - and shows how the market cannot be treated as a uniform field and that each field has its own culture that might be receptive or not to fresh ideas that disturb the status quo. Moreover, it shows that Abbott's argument that jurisdictional battles mainly occur at the margins of a profession's remit may need to be modified. The turf war between barristers and solicitors in litigation is taking place within the core activity of legal practice not at the margin.
File size: 533 Kb, 42pp
fields of practice
- Shark Tanks, Sweatshops and the Lawyer as Hero? Fact as Fiction
Published: Journal of Law and Society, 1994
Summary: A study of the portrayal of lawyers in the new journalism.
File size: 111 Kb, 10pp
- Doing Business: The Management of Uncertainty in Lawyers' Work
Published: Law and Society Review, 1991
Summary: In order to manage lawyer-client relationships, lawyers have to manage uncertainty. This requires them to take various kinds of risks in their interactions with clients in order to appear professional and knowledgeable. Data from an ethnographic study are presented.
File size: 575 Kb, 32pp
lawyer client relationships
- The Middlemen of the Law: An Ethnographic Inquiry into the English Legal Profession
Published: American Bar Foundation Research Journal, 1981
Summary: The biography of the ethnography of barristers' clerks
File size: 289 Kb, 29pp
- Barristers' Clerks
Published: Journal of the Legal Profession, 1979
Summary: The initial results of an ethnographic study of barristers' clerks and barristers.
File size: 329 Kb, 18pp
- Partnership and Professionalism: Resurgent Professionalism?
Published: Redirections in the Study of Expert Labour, 2007
Summary: The industrialization of legal practice is leading to an increased tension between professionalism and business as varieties of the prevailing ethos in large law firms. Using historical and biographical data of law firms this tension is examined with the result that professionalism is, on the legal profession's own terms, dying out. Only in rare niche, smaller firms can residues of professionalism be located.
File size: 108 Kb, 25pp