Do lawyer-bashing books have anything to tell lawyers, or can they be automatically dismissed as shallow and demagogic? It all depends on the book, says Roger Parloff. He calls Catherine Crier's "The Case Against Lawyers" a scattershot, overly familiar compendium of gripes about worn-out targets, but he says Walter Olson's "The Rule of Lawyers" is a provocative read about the increasingly preposterous role of mass tort lawyers.
Authors Throw the Book at Lawyers
The American Lawyer
December 12, 2002
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