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The New Lawyer, Second Edition

How Clients Are Transforming the Practice of Law

The New Lawyer analyzes the profound impact changes in client needs and demands are having on how law is practised. Most legal clients are unwilling or unable to pay for protracted litigation and count on their lawyers to pursue just and expedient resolution. These clients are transforming the role of lawyers, the nature of client service, and the principles of legal practice. In this fully revised edition of the now classic text, Julie Macfarlane outlines how lawyers can meet new expectations by committing to lawyer-client collaboration, conflict resolution advocacy, and revised financial structures so that the legal profession can remain relevant in this rapidly changing environment.

320 pages

Law and Society

Table of Contents

Foreword / Kari Boyle and Jennifer Muller

1 Changes in the Legal Profession and the Emergence of the New Lawyer

2 The Making of a Lawyer: How Professional Identity Develops

3 What Lawyers Believe: Three Key Professional Beliefs

4 Legal Negotiations

5 The New Advocacy

6 The Lawyer/Client Relationship

7 The Shadow of the Law

8 Ethical Challenges for the New Lawyer

9 Where the Action Is: Sites of Change


Notes, Index

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