From client advice to attorney fees to ineffective assistance of counsel, the U.S. Supreme Court decided an unusually large number of cases last term involving how lawyers do their jobs. In total, the lawyering cases amounted to nearly 20 percent of the Court's decision docket. Professor Renee Knake of Michigan State University College of Law, who teaches professional responsibility and has been tracking the cases, said the large number of lawyering cases is "nothing short of a revolution" in the field of lawyers' ethics.
Lawyering Suits Pile Up at High Court
The National Law Journal
July 6, 2010