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category: Law
published: Aug 2017
ISBN:9780774837071
publisher: UBC Press

The New Lawyer, Second Edition

How Clients Are Transforming the Practice of Law

by Julie Macfarlane

tagged: legal profession, alternative dispute resolution, legal education
Description

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 Faculty of Law of the University of Windsor and the director of the National Self-Represented Litigants Project. She is the recipient of the David Mundell Medal for Legal Writing (2016), the Institute for Social Policy Understanding Scholar of the Year Award (2012), and the International Academy of Mediators Award of Excellence (2005). She is an active mediator and consultant on conflict resolution interventions, a public speaker, and an advocate for change. Her award-winning blog can be found at http://representingyourselfcanada.com/blog/.

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