This Essay looks at whether large law firm business lawyers can do good in today’s society. The author describes the change in the large law firm mentality since the 1960s – most specifically the shift to a focus centered solely on making money. The Article looks at the changes in the legal profession that facilitated this shift. The author proposes that instead of trying to separate making money and doing well, the legal profession should try to integrate the two. The Essay proposes specific suggestions to accomplish this goal, including the creation of a new Model Rule that would restore moral accountability to lawyers.
HOW LAW FIRMS CAN DO GOOD WHILE DOING WELL (AND THE ANSWER IS NOT PRO BONO),
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