How lawyers do their jobs -- from the type of advice they give clients to the calculation of fees -- moves to the fore in the new U.S. Supreme Court term in six cases that could dramatically alter the day-to-day practice of law. The justices in recent terms typically have taken two or three cases, or even none, involving lawyering. The upswing may reflect a larger movement toward greater scrutiny of the legal profession, particularly in the wake of corporate and government scandals involving lawyers.
High Court Justices to Take Up Lawyer Ethics, Errors
The National Law Journal
September 28, 2009