Why Lawyers Behave As They Do (New Perspectives on Law, Culture, and Society)

November 1, 2020
Why Lawyers Behave As They Do (New Perspectives on Law, Culture, and Society)

Over the past five years, the American Bar Association and legaleducators themselves have been expanding the discussion ofprofessional responsibility. Traditionalists state that lawyersmust maximize the gain for their client regardless of whether thatmeans turning a blind eye to behavior or facts which may servejustice but hinder the client's case.In Why Lawyers Behave as TheyDo, Paul Haskell explains the professional rules that govern howlawyers behave and which permit—or require—conduct that laypersonsmay find unethical. In his criticism of the traditional role oflawyers, Haskell proposes an alternative—and controversial—model ofbehavior.