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published: July 2017
publisher: UBC Press

The New Lawyer, Second Edition

How Clients Are Transforming the Practice of Law

by Julie Macfarlane

tagged: legal profession, legal education, alternative dispute resolution

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.

About the Author

Julie Macfarlane

Contributor Notes

Julie Macfarlane is a distinguished professor and professor of law at the University of Windsor and the director of the National Self-Represented Litigants Project. Her award-winning blog can be found at representingyourselfcanada.com/blog/.

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