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Divorce Lawyers at Work : Varieties of Professionalism in Practice - 01 edition

Divorce Lawyers at Work : Varieties of Professionalism in Practice (ISBN10: 019514516X; ISBN13: 9780195145168)
ISBN13: 978-0195145168
ISBN10: 019514516X

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0195145151
ISBN10: 0195145151

Summary: How do lawyers think about and make the important decisions that constitute the day-to-day practice of law? This book explores that question through an extensive empirical study of lawyers practicing divorce law in New England. The authors emphasize the importance of "collegial control" in shaping lawyers' decisions and identify a variety of "communities of practice" that serve as key agents of that control.

Offering a new understanding
of the nature of lawyers' work in divorce law as well as a new perspective on legal professionalism, this book is required reading for scholars, students, and practitioners.
...show more
Summary: How do lawyers think about and make the important decisions that constitute the day-to-day practice of law? This book explores that question through an extensive empirical study of lawyers practicing divorce law in New England. The authors emphasize the importance of "collegial control" in shaping lawyers' decisions and identify a variety of "communities of practice" that serve as key agents of that control.

Offering a new understanding of the nature of lawyers' work in divorce law as well as a new perspective on legal professionalism, this book is required reading for scholars, students, and practitioners. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 01
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year Published: 2001
International: No



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